Pilot, TPC, Oxea Raise Prices

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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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