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BASF to Increase Prices for Paper Wet-End and Water Chemicals in the EMEA Region


Sept. 28, 2018 - BASF announced that it will increase prices for paper wet-end and water chemicals in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), effective October 1, 2018 or as existing contracts allow to compensate those increased costs.

BASF said the price hikes have been driven by continued increases in cost of key raw materials, transportation, and energy, as well as restricted availability of selected raw materials.

For the following product lines BASF will implement a minimum price increase:

Cationic Polyacrylamides: +8%
Anionic Polyacrylamides: +7%
Polyamines, Polydadmac: +8%
Polymeric Sizing Agents: +4%
Polyvinylamines: +5%
Polyethyleneimines: +5%
Scale and Foam Control: +5%
Dyes: product specific

BASF offers a comprehensive range of chemicals for the paper and water industry. The company's paper chemicals portfolio comprises dry strength agents, fixing agents, retention and drainage aids, flocculants and coagulants for water management. To learn more, please visit: