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Feedstock, Energy Costs Prompt Dow to Raise PU Prices

10:51 AM MDT | June 23, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical says it will increase prices in its polyurethane (PU) chain to offset rising feedstock and energy costs. The company is increasing prices for polyols, methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI), and PU by €150/m.t. in Europe, effective July 1. The company is also increasing polyols prices by €130/m.t. or $200/m.t. in Africa, India, and the Mideast. The increases reflect “persistent and unrelenting” increases in feedstock and energy costs, says Sudhir Shenhoy, product manager/PU for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India at...

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