Chemicals company Lanxess says that it is raising its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) globally with immediate effect. The increase amounts for €800 per metric ton.

According to the company, HDO is an important precursor for high performance coatings, fibers, adhesives, polyurethanes, polycarbonate diols, and as reactive diluent for epoxy resins.

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