BDO plans trouble buyers

Cox, Edward; Gibson, Jane
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/18/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 35, p42
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of chemical company BASF to increase butanediol (BDO) contract prices in Europe. The price increase was blamed on high energy, raw material and logistic costs. Concerns have been reported from derivative polyurethanes and polybutylene terephthalate purchasers. Demand for BDO has stayed at a healthy level over the course of 2006, even if profitability has decreased.


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