BASF increases prices for polymer dispersions, polymer powders and acrylic resins
With effect from October 01, 2012, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices in Europe, Africa and Western Asia for polymer dispersions, redispersible powders and acrylic resins by 50 - 100 Euro per metric ton. The price increase is necessary due to the significant rise in the cost of raw materials.
The products affected by the price increase are used as polymers for architectural coatings and construction chemicals as well as in the coatings, printing and packaging industries.
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