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BASF to Increase Hydrous Pulverized Kaolin Prices in the Americas for Industrial Market Applications

Published on 2010-07-06. Author : SpecialChem

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- Effective August 1, 2010, or as contracts permit, BASF will increase list and off-list prices for hydrous pulverized kaolin (aluminosilicates) sold in the Americas for industrial market applications by the following amounts.

  • $20/dry short ton on the following products:
    • ASP® 101, ASP 170, ASP 400, ASP 400P, ASP G90, ASP NC, and ASP RO kaolin clays
  • $30/dry short ton on the following products:
    • ASP 100, ASP 200, ASP 600, ASP 900, and Buca® kaolin clays

BASF hydrous aluminosilicates are used as extenders and additives in the coatings, inks, adhesives, plastics, rubber and paint industries. They are available in a wide range of grades and offer many performance benefits, including excellent titanium dioxide extension, improved color, gloss control, stain resistance and enamel holdout.

ASP and Buca are registered trademarks of BASF Corporation.

BASF - The Chemical Company.

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company:

The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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