Huntsman, Dow, Oxea Raise Prices


Huntsman Corp. said it will raise prices on polyetheramines used in additives, Dow Biocides announced upcoming price increases on a variety of chemicals used in metalworking fluids, and Oxea said it would raise list and off-list prices for several solvents.

Dow Biocides of Buffalo Grove, Ill., announced announced global price increases of 10 percent, effective May 19 or as contracts allow, on both list and off-list prices on several products, including the following types used in metalworking fluid applications: Antimicrobial 7287 and 8536, Dowicil 75 preservative, Canguard 64 preservative, and Tris Nitro antimicrobial.

Oberhausen, Germany-based Oxea on Friday announced that effective May 1, or as contracts allow, it would increase off-list prices on a variety of solvents – butyl acetate, butanol, propyl acetate and propanol – by 3 to 4 cents per pound in the United States, Canada and Mexico; by $66 per metric ton to $88/mt in South and Central America; and by $66/mt to $88 m/t in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Huntsman, based in The Woodlands, Texas, on April 11 announced that effective May 1 or as applicable contracts allow, it will raise list and off-list prices on all grades of its Jeffamine brand amines by 10 to 15 cents per pound, in the North American Free Trade Agreement region.

These increases are necessary due to increased costs in packaging, energy and basic raw materials, Huntsman said.

Lubricant and fuel additives are key applications for Huntsmans Jeffamine-brand polyetheramines. They are used as carrier oils, detergents and dispersing agents in lubricant and fuel compositions.

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