Perstorp increases price for 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA)

Leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp will increase price for 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) effective 1 July 2016 or as existing contracts permit.

Effective 1 July or as existing contracts permit, Perstorp will increase the price of 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) by +€80/MT in Europe and by US$ 100/MT in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Americas. Prices are being increased due to higher cost of operation related to raw material, energy and logistics.

2-EHA is widely used in esters for PVB film plasticizers and synthetic lubricants, in production of metal soaps for paint driers, in automotive coolants and PVC stabilizers. Other application areas include wood preservatives, catalyst for polyurethane and in pharmaceuticals.