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BASF: Renewed price increase for ABS

Effective 1 March 2010, BASF (Ludwigshafen / Germany; www.basf.com) increased its prices for ABS in Europe by EUR 110/t. A spokesperson told PIE that higher production costs had necessitated the rise. The group also hiked ABS prices in January and February.

After the styrene monomer contract for March was fixed EUR 42/t higher, BASF announced a price hike for polystyrene and Dow Europe (Horgen / Switzerland; www.dow.com) announced an increase for ABS and SAN.

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