BASF Increases Prices for Carbonyl Chloride Derivatives in Europe

Ludwigshafen, Germany – May 17, 2011 – With immediate effect or as contracts allow, BASF is increasing the sales prices for carbonyl chloride derivatives (CCDs) in Europe by 10 to 20 per cent depending on the specific product. The price increase is necessary due to the increased production costs.

The CCD portfolio of BASF comprises mainly acid chlorides and chloroformates, which are primarily used to make organic peroxides for the production of polymers. They are also important as intermediates for pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. Further applications are cosmetics, soaps and detergents, mining chemicals, polymer additives and electroplating chemicals. Due to the special requirements of CCDs BASF offers its customers a host of consulting services, for example with respect to hazardous material handling.

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