BASF to increase prices for butanediol and derivatives in Europe

1 March 2021

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives:

1,4-Butanediol (BDO) + 800 EUR/mt
Tetrahydrofuran (THF) + 1.050 EUR/mt
Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) + 1.050 EUR/mt
N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP) + 800 EUR/mt
N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) + 800 EUR/mt


BDO and its derivatives are used for producing engineering plastics, polyurethanes, solvents and elastic spandex fibers. PolyTHF® is a registered trade mark of BASF Group in many countries.

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