CHEMICAL MARKETS

CHEMICAL MARKETS

Borg-Warner

Hikes ABS PricesPARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Borg-Warner Chemicals Inc. is increasing list prices for several Cycolac acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene products, effective May 1.

* Cycolac brand ABS and Cycoloy brand ABS alloys will increase by 5 cents a pound. This increase does not include flame-retardant injection molding materials.

* Blow molding grades of Cycolac brand ABS will increase by 4 cents/lb.

* Extrusion grades of Cycolac brand ABS will increase by 4 cents/lb. for general purpose and 5 cents/lb. for flame retardant grades including Cycovin brand ABS/PVC alloy.

* Major appliance grades of Cycolac brand ABS will increase by 5 cents/lb.

* The company will increase the price of automotive grades of Cycolac brand ABS and Cycoloy brand alloys on July 1., coinciding with the 1989 model year. Specifically, general purpose, low-gloss, plating, and high-impact grades will increase 9 cents/lb.

Desoto Increases

Ethoxylate Prices

FORT WORTH, Texas - Desoto Inc. is raising prices to the agricultural market for all nonyl phenol ethoxylates by 6 cents to 11 cents a pound and nonionic based blends by 3 cents to 8 cents a pound, effective April 15.

The increase is due to rising costs in ethylene oxide and other raw materials, the company said.