BASF to increase prices on polymer dispersions, additives by €110/tonnes, acrylic resins, redispersible powders by €180/tonnes in Europe, Africa, Western Asia, effective April 15

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany , April 12, 2011 (press release) – Effective April 15, 2011, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase prices in Europe, Africa and Western Asia for polymer dispersions as well as additives by 110 Euro per metric ton and acrylic resins and redispersible powders by 180 Euro per metric ton. The price adjustments are necessary due to significantly increased raw material costs.

The products affected by the price increase are used as polymers for adhesives, fiberbonding , architectural coatings and construction chemicals.

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