BASF to increase prices for acrylic and styrene butadiene based polymers in North America


WEBWIRE – Monday, February 03, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Effective February 17, 2014 or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices for all Acronal® acrylic and styrene acrylic polymers by $0.05 to $0.07 per wet pound in North America.  BASF will also increase prices for all Butofan® medium solids styrene-butadiene latex products and for Styrofan® and Styronal® styrene-butadiene latex products by $0.05 per wet pound in North America.  These increases affect all sales in the construction, fiberbonding, and related industries.  The price increases are necessitated by recent increases of key raw materials.

About The Dispersions & Pigments Division

The Dispersions & Pigments Division in North America offers a comprehensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, and systems to meet specific application needs for the coatings, construction, and printing and packaging markets.  Our innovative products also help manufacturers in the adhesives, nonwovens and fiber bonding industries meet functional and performance demands. The addition of key product areas such as formulation additives, rheology modifiers, light stabilizers, photoinitiators, and antioxidants significantly enhances the existing BASF product portfolio for these markets. For more information about BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments Division, visit www.basf.us/dpsolutions .

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us .

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com .



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