Solenis ups prices in NA, EMEA, AP

Wilmington, DE-based Solenis, a producer of specialty chemicals, said it will increase prices on all polyacrylamides (PAM) and acrylamide monomer across the North America and EMEA regions, effective immediately. The increase is because of the steep increase of key feedstock material costs, says the company.

Several force majeure situations at major acrylonitrile producers in EMEA and North America have caused a shortage in product availability and significant cost increases. Acrylonitrile is the key raw material for making acrylamide monomer and polyacrylamide polymers used in papermaking, municipal water treatment, mining and oil & gas applications.

Solenis also increased prices by 5-20% on specialty chemicals for the pulp and paper industry in the Asia Pacific region. It will increase prices by 5-10% for PAM products in the region. The price changes are because of increases in certain raw material costs combined with a tightening over-all global supply chain.

• On Jan. 31, 2019, Solenis and BASF combined their paper and water chemicals businesses, which will operate under the Solenis brand.

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