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BASF to raise prices for colorants and additives


Effective immediately, BASF will increase prices of colorants and additives globally between 5 and 20 percent, depending on the product line, as existing contracts allow. Reasons are increased energy, raw material and transportation costs.

Affected products are: organic, inorganic and effect pigments, pigment preparations, specialty films, dyes, thickeners and light stabilizers. These products are primarily used in the coatings, plastics and specialties industries.

BASF Performance Chemicals
The product range of BASF’s Performance Chemicals for Coatings, Plastics and Specialties business unit includes pigments, preparations and dyes, binders and crosslinkers, light stabilizers and process chemicals. Our products are manufactured and marketed worldwide. We are one of the world’s leading suppliers in these fields. Further information on our products may be found at:

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has approximately 95,000 employees and posted sales of €52.6 billion (approximately $66.1 billion) in 2006. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at


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