Celanese ups global chem prices citing raw material costs

14 March 2002 15:50  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (CNI)--Celanese Chemicals said Thursday it will increase global selling prices for a number of chemicals including glacial acrylic acid and acrylate esters effective 1 April or as contracts allow, citing increased raw material costs.

According to Celanese, prices of glacial acrylic acid, ethyl acrylate and butyl acrylate will increase by $66.12/tonne. Prices for 2-ethylhexyl acrylate and methyl acrylate will increase by $88.16 tonne.

Celanese also said it was increasing its 2-ethylhexanol, n-butanol, iso-butanol and n-butyraldehyde prices in North America by $110.20 tonne.

The Dallas, Texas-based company said it also is increasing selling prices for methyl iso-butyl ketone (MIBK), methyl iso-butyl carbinol (MIBC), diacetone alcohol (DAA) and Celtone in Europe by $50/tonne for T1 material, in North America by $66.12/tonne and in Turkey, North Africa, South Africa and the Middle East by $50/tonne.

Celanese Chemicals is the acetyl product sand chemical intermediates business of Germany's Celanese AG.

By: Mike Sheridan
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