MIDLAND, Mich. (Sept. 3)—Dow Chemical Co. will increase off-list prices of Voranol polyether polyols, Papi polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and Isonate pure MDI by 6 cents a pound in North America effective Oct. 1. Increasingly tight supply of both MDI and rigid polyols were cited as the reasons for the hikes. Dow Chemical also said prices for raw material feedstocks and natural gas remain high. The tighter supply and elevated prices for propylene and natural gas trends "could continue even through 2007, based on industry indicators such as new capacity announcements," said Rick Beitel, commercial director for Dow Chemical's polyurethanes business.
Dow Chemical to boost prices
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