BASF: Price increases for butanediol and derivatives in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for the following products:

  • 1,4-Butanediol (BDO): +100 EUR/t
  • Tetrahydrofuran (THF): +130 EUR/t
  • Polytetramethylene ether glycol (i.e. Polytetrahydrofurane, PolyTHF): +130 EUR/t
  • N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP): +150 EUR/t
  • N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP): +200 EUR/t
  • Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL): +200 EUR/t
  • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT): +50 EUR/t

BDO and its derivatives are used for producing engineering plastics, polyurethanes, solvents and elastic spandex fibres.