March 22, 2013
United States
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BASF to increase prices for styrene butadiene emulsion polymers in North America

Charlotte, NC  March 22, 2013 – BASF will increase the price for all medium solids styrene butadiene emulsion polymers by $0.05 per wet pound in North America, effective March 29, 2013 or as contracts allow. This price increase involves BASF products under the tradename Butofan®

BASF will also increase the price for all high solids styrene butadiene emulsion polymers by $0.08 per wet pound in North America, effective March 29, 2013 or as contracts allow.  This price increase involves BASF products under the tradename Butanol®

These price increases are necessitated due to significant increases in butadiene prices and are for products sold to the latex foam, construction, adhesives, carpet, fiberbonding and automotive industries.

BASF also announces a price increase for all styrene butadiene emulsion polymers by $0.05 per wet pound in North America, effective March 29, 2013 or as contracts allow under the tradename Styrofan® and Styronal®

These price increases are necessitated due to significant increases in butadiene and styrene prices and are for products sold to the latex foam, construction, adhesives, fiberbonding, automotive, sealants and related industries.

About The Dispersions & Pigments Division

The Dispersions & Pigments Division in North America offers a comprehensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, and systems to meet specific application needs for the coatings, construction, and printing and packaging markets.  Our innovative products also help manufacturers in the adhesives, nonwovens and fiber bonding industries meet functional and performance demands. The addition of key product areas such as formulation additives, rheology modifiers, light stabilizers, photoinitiators, and antioxidants significantly enhances the existing BASF product portfolio for these markets. For more information about BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments Division, visit www.basf.us/dpsolutions

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,900 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of €78.7 billion in 2012 and had more than 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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Beth Earnst

BASF Corporation

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Last Update March 22, 2013