Ashland increases fungicide prices to offset iodine hikes

By Mark Watts
Published: Friday, 16 December 2011

US speciality chemicals group says rising iodine prices is affecting profitability

Ashland Inc. has hiked the price of its fungicides to offset the increased price of iodine, a key raw material in its products, the US speciality chemicals company said.

Iodine, which is increasingly used in fungicides due to the phasing out of methyl bromide products worldwide, has risen in price...

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