With immediate effect, or as contract terms allow, BASF will be increasing prices for all its Lupranat® MDI (Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate) basic products by €70 per metric ton and for its Lupranat® TDI (Toluene Diisocyanate) basic products by €50 per metric ton in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). This increase is driven by high raw material costs and a strong demand from major business segments.
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