LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, Jan. 5, 2021 (Press Release) -Effective today, as existing contracts allow, BASF is increasing prices globally for a large part of its formulation additives for paint and coatings industry such as Attagel, Dispex, Efka, Foamaster, Foamstar, Hydropalat, Loxanol and Rheovis grades.
Price increases of up to five to ten percent dependent on region are needed to compensate for increasing costs from transportation, safety, legislation, registrationrequirements (e.g. Reach, TSCA) and to continue to support customers with highlevel products and services.
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BASF is a premiere provider of performance and formulation additives for the paints and coatings industry. With a comprehensive range of respected brands and a broad technology base of dispersing agents, defoamers, rheology modifiers, wetting agents and surface modifiers, filmforming agents, light stabilizers, antioxidants and optical brighteners, our unique portfolio helps to enable performance-driven products, which are passionately designed to meet the latest and most stringent environmental regulations.
BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments division
The Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of highquality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for a number of industries, including coatings, construction, adhesives, printing and packaging, electronics and paper. With its comprehensive product portfolio and its extensive knowledge of the industry, the Dispersions & Pigments division offers its customers innovative and sustainable solutions and helps them advance their formulations.
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