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Basic Chemicals Price Watch

9:23 AM MDT | May 29, 2009

Dow Chemical says it will increase the off-schedule price for acrylic monomers and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in all regions due to continued pressure on margins. Prices for acrylates and VAM will increase by 3 cts/lb, or $66/m.t., and prices for methacrylate and specialty monomers will increase by 4 cts/lb, or $88/m.t. The price hikes will go into effect June 1 or as contracts allow BASF says it will increase the price for all grades of Styropor expandable polystyrene by 5 cts/lb due to rising raw material costs, effective June 1 or as contracts permit Ineos...

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