WILMINGTON, DE — Ashland recently announced that it is increasing prices on 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and several derivative products. The increases apply to North America and are effective Oct. 1, 2021, or as agreements allow.
The company will increase the price of BDO by $0.14 per lb. N-methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP) and 2-pyrrolidone (2-pyrol) will increase $0.18 to $0.35 per lb. Gamma-butyrolactone (BLO®) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) will increase $0.20 to $0.40 per lb. Micropure™ and other specialty grades, or packaged material, may carry a larger price increase.