Ashland increases prices for 1-4 Butanediol and derivatives in the Americas

Excerpt: Ashland is increasing prices on 1-4-Butanediol (BDO) and several derivative products

Ashland is increasing prices on 1-4-Butanediol (BDO) and several derivative products as indicated below:

| Product | Amount of increase |
| --- | --- |
| 1-4 butanediol (BDO) | $0.10 per pound/$0.22/kg |
| BLO® butylrolactone | $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg |
| n-methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP) | $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg |
| tetrahydrofuran (THF) | $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg |
| n-hydroxyethyl-2-pyrrolidone (HEP) | $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg |
| n-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (NEP) | $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg |
| 2-pyrrolidone | $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg |
| n-cyclohexyl-2-pyrrolidone (CHP) | $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg |
| Specialty Solvents | $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg |

These increases apply to the Americas and are effective April 1, 2018, or as agreements.

Ashland allow.