BASF raise prices of carboxylic acids

6 July 2007

2-Ethylhexanoic acid: + €40 per metric ton; Formic acid, 85%: + €40 per metric ton; Formic acid, 99%: + €60 per metric ton; Mixtures containing formic acid and propionic acid; Lupro-Cid (64% formic acid content): + €50 per metric ton; Lupro-Mix (43% formic acid content): + €30 per metric ton. BASF's customers successfully use formic acid and mixes containing formic acid in multiple applications. BASF are the world's leading producer of formic acid and propionic acid, with production plants at their integrated Verbund sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Nanjing, China. 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a chemical intermediate for many different industrial applications, for example for the manufacture of plasticizers, pvc stabilizers, lubricants and drying additives for coatings. BASF, a leading global supplier of 2-ethylhexanoic acid, make this intermediate at their Ludwigshafen Verbund site.

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