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BASF Catalysts Boosts Prices, Implements Surcharge

9:26 AM MDT | April 21, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF Catalysts, a unit of BASF, says it will raise sulfuric acid-based bleaching earth product prices by 25%-35% on products shipped from its Jackson, MS plant. The company also announced a separate 25%-35% sulfuric acid surcharge on all acid-activated mineral adsorbent products shipped from the Jackson plant. Both increases are effective May 1. The company cites “sudden, dramatic increases” in sulfuric acid cost. “Over the past few weeks, prices for sulfuric acid have increased by a factor of five and have reached an all-time high, with no...

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