Ube Industries to Revise Price of 1,6-Hexanediol

February 6, 2008

TOKYO, February 6, 2008 _ Ube Industries, Ltd. today announced that it will implement price increases for 1,6-hexanediol in Japan and other parts of Asia. The price increase is due to higher production and transport costs caused by rising raw material and fuel prices, and due to sustained pressure on supply and demand of 1,6-hexanediol.

Ube Industries will initiate negotations with its customers regarding the price increase.

Minimum Price Increases for 1,6-Hexanediol

Customers in Japan Min. ¥ 60 per kg
Customers in other parts of Asia Min. US$0.55 per kg

Date of Price Changes

Shipments on or after February 15, 2008

1,6-hexanediol is used as a raw material for products such as polyurethane resin, polyester resin, UV curable coating resin and adhesives. Demand for 1,6-hexanediol is growing in recent years for applications such as environmentally-friendly coatings, and excellent durable resins that offer high heat resistance, antihydrolysis and antiweatherability.

Ube Industries is the only Japanese manufacturer of 1,6-hexanediol, with a total annual production capacity of 13,000 tons from three bases of production in Ube City (Yamaguchi Prefecture), Sakai City (Osaka Prefecture) and Spain.


For inquiries please contact
  • Ube Industries, Ltd.
  • General Affairs & Public Relations Group
  • Seavans North Building, 1-2-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8449
  • Phone : +81-3-5419-6110
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