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Ashland to Hike Prices for Intermediates and Specialty Solvents in North America

Published on 2011-09-23. Author : SpecialChem

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the price of its portfolio of intermediates and specialty solvents sold in North America effective Oct. 1, or as contracts allow. Prices for 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) will increase by 8 cents per pound; prices for N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP), N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NEP) and Gamma-Butyrolactone (BLO) will increase by 10 cents per pound; and prices for Tetrahydrofuran (THF) will increase by 12 cents per pound.

Responding to changing market conditions allows Ashland to continue to provide innovative products and industry-leading support that add value for customers.

Ashland Specialty Ingredients offers industry-leading products, technologies and resources for solving formulation and product performance challenges in key markets including personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings and energy. Using natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers and vinyl pyrrolidones, Ashland Specialty Ingredients offers comprehensive and innovative solutions for today's demanding consumer and industrial applications.

About Ashland

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Their chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment.

Source: Ashland Inc.


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