BASF Announces Price Increases For Styrofan™ Latex

Effective September 15, or as contracts allow, Florham Park, N.J.-based BASF Corp. will implement a
price increase of 6 cents per dry pound for all Styrofan™ carboxylated styrene-butadiene polymers
sold to the carpet industry in the United States and Canada. The company cited continued inflation
of energy and raw material costs in announcing the price increase.

August 26, 2008