DuPont Fluorochemicals announced a price increase of USD 0.10 per pound for bulk and packaged Formacel S (HCFC-22) foam expansion agent in North America, effective 15 September 2007, subject to terms and conditions of existing purchase agreements.
Effective 1 November 2007, or as contract terms allow, the polyurethanes business of the Dow Chemical Company will raise its polyol prices in Europe by EUR 100 per metric ton for flexible, rigid and CASE polyols and by EUR 150 per metric ton for copolymer polyols.
One day before the end of the K 2007, Bayer MaterialScience, Leverkusen, Germany, announced that its subsidiary Hennecke GmbH, Sankt Augustin, Germany, was sold to the Adcuram Group, Munich, Germany, for an undisclosed amount.
Bayer MaterialScience, Leverkusen, Germany, is now offering extra quantities of TDI to cover sudden demand peaks. Production capacities are basically being utilised to the full, but additional volumes will be provided by calling on a 30,000 t/y pilot installation at the Dormagen site.
Perstorp AB, Perstorp, Sweden, which at the end of September 2007 acquired a production unit for Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA) in Singapore, has now signed an agreement with the chemical and pharmaceutical group Solvay, Brussels, Belgium, for the acquisition of its caprolactone business, which had sales of EUR 60 million in 2006.