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BASF to Increase Prices for Acrylics, Styrene Acrylics, Additives, Auxiliaries

Published on 2004-10-12. Author : SpecialChem

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Effective November 1, 2004, or as contracts allow, BASF's Functional Polymers business will raise prices in the United States and Canada for products that it supplies to the paper coatings, adhesives, architectural coatings, construction and nonwovens industries.

Prices for BASF's acrylic and styrene acrylic latex products sold to these industries, including Acronal®, Acronal Optive®, Basonal®, Sterocoll® and Latekoll®, will be increased by $0.05 per wet pound.

In addition, prices for additives and auxiliaries sold to these industries, including Basonat™, Collacral®, Luphen®, Lutonal®, Pigment Disperser™ and Plastilit™, will be increased by 5 percent.

Acronal, Acronal Optive, Basonal, Basonat, Collacral, Latekoll, Luphen, Lutonal, Pigment Disperser, Plastilit and Sterocoll are trademarks of BASF Aktiengesellschaft.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.®

BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. We employ about 11,000 people in North America and had sales of approximately $9 billion in 2003.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company. Our goal is to grow profitably and further increase the value of our company. We help our customers to be more successful through intelligent system solutions and high-quality products. BASF's portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. Through new technologies we can tap into additional market opportunities. We conduct our business in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. In 2003, BASF had sales of approximately $42 billion and over 87,000 employees worldwide.

Source: BASF

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