07 March 2005 00:01 [Source: ICB Americas]
Dow Chemical Company is increasing the US off-list selling prices of both diaphragm and membrane grades of caustic soda 50 percent solution (76 percent Na2O) by $40 per dry short ton, effective immediately or as contracts allow.
FMC Corp. is increasing list and off-list prices of sodium perborate by 10c. per pound, effective April 1 or as contracts permit. FMC says the increase, which applies to all grades of perborate, including monohydrate and tetrahydrate, is necessary to offset the continued increase in the costs of raw materials, energy and transportation, as well as the impact of the euro/dollar exchange rate for the material manufactured at FMC Foret, its subsidiary in Spain.
Olin Chlor alkali Products is increasing off-schedule prices for commercial-grade liquid caustic soda by $40 per short ton and membrane and rayon-grade liquid caustic soda by $40 per ton, not to exceed schedule prices. The increase is effective immediately or as contracts permit.
Olin is also increasing the price of chlorine by $20 per ton, effective immediately or as contracts permit. Olin’s new schedule prices will be $365 per ton for Augusta, Ga.; McIntosh, Ala.; and Charleston, Tenn.; and $370 per ton for Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Olin is also increasing off-schedule prices for all grades of sodium hypochlorite by 5c. per gallon (C$0.016 per liter in Canada), effective immediately or as contracts permit. Schedule pricing is also increasing by 5c., to 65c. per gallon. All prices are f.o.b.
Olin will raise off-schedule prices of hydrochloric acid by $10 per ton, effective immediately or as contracts permit.
Nexen Chemicals is increasing the price of liquid chlorine by $25 per ton, effective immediately or as contracts permit.
PQ Corp. will increase schedule and off-schedule prices for its Kasil, AgSil, and Kasolv potassium silicate products, effective April 1 or as contracts allow. Kasil and AgSil potassium silicate products will increase $1.75 per cwt., while Kasil flake glass and Kasil SS anhydrous powder will increase $3 per cwt. AgSil and Kasolv hydrous silicates will increase by $2 per cwt.
PQ is also increasing schedule and off-schedule prices for industrial and detergent grade hydrous sodium silicate powders by $1.75 per cwt., effective April 1 or as contracts permit.
Rotem BKG LLC, the US subsidiary of ICL’s Rotem Amfert Negev, is increasing prices for all grades of phosphoric acid offered in the US by 2c. per pound on an acid basis, effective April 1. The increase includes both technical and food-grade acid and all acid concentrations offered.
Vulcan Chemicals is increasing all US selling prices for all grades of liquid caustic soda by $40 per ton, effective immediately or as terms and conditions allow.
Vulcan is also increasing chlorine prices by $20 per net ton, effective immediately or as contracts permit. The company says the increase reflects the ongoing strong demand for chlorine, consistent with improved economic indicators.
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