BASF Ups Polytetrahydrofuran Prices on Unsatisfactory Margins04 May 2009 • by Natalie Aster
BASF has increased prices for PolyTHF ® (Polytetrahydrofuran) worldwide effective April 30, 2009 or as the contracts allow due to unsatisfactory margins. The prices will go up by EUR 75/mt in Europe, US$0.06/lbs in North America and US$200/mt in Asia. PolyTHF is primarily used to make elastic spandex fibers in sportswear and swimsuits. It is also important as an intermediate for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) used for hoses, films and cable sheathing. Further applications are thermoplastic polyetheresters or polyetheramides and cast elastomers, which are used in the manufacturing of wheels for skateboards and inline skates.