Pilot, TPC, Oxea Raise Prices


Pilot Chemical announced price increases for chemicals used in manufacturing metalworking fluids and lubricants, TPC will raise prices for its polyisobutylene products and Oxea hiked prices for several solvents.

Cincinnati-based specialty chemical supplier Pilot outlined price increases effective June 1 on several chemicals used in metalworking fluids. Those include increases of 1.5 to 3.5 cents per pound on Aristonate alkyl aryl sulfonates, 1 to 4 cents per pound for Calimulse emulsion aids and 1 to 2 cents per pound on Calsoft and Calimulse sulfonates.

TPC bumped up prices as much as 15 percent on its polyisobutylene products line effective June 1 or as contracts allow, citing continuing high prices for C4 [butane] feedstock. Houston-headquartered TPC changed its name from Texas Petrochemicals earlier this year.

Oxea of Oberhausen, Germany, effective May 1 or as contracts allowed, increased off-list prices on a variety of solvents – butanol, butyl acetate, propanol and propyl acetate – by 5 to 6 cents per pound in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and by $110 to $132 per metric ton in South and Central America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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