Increasing price of intermediates,specialty solvents sold in North America
Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), is increasing the price of its portfolio of intermediates and specialty solvents sold in North America effective July 1, 2014, or as contracts allow. Prices for 1, 4 Butanediol (BDO) and its downstream solvent derivatives will increase by 5 cents per pound.
A 25-year veteran of the ink industry, Mike Keegan, VP of sales, paste ink for Toyo Ink America, said he is constantly surprised that he has been in the printing industry for a quarter of a century.
“I still can’t bel…