LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany - BASF is increasing prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect, or as contracts allow, by €80 per ton.

BASF’s customers use HDO to manufacture industrial coatings including lower VOC formulations, polyurethanes, adhesives and cosmetics.

BASF operates HDO production facilities at its Verbund sites in Freeport, TX, and Ludwigshafen, Germany, with an annual production capacity of more than 50,000 tons.