CHEMICAL PRICES

CHEMICAL PRICES

As of July 25, 1995

Quotations are based on prices reported in the market or obtained from suppliers and other sources. They do not necessarily represent prices at which transactions have actually occurred.Price ranges represent quotations of different producers, as well as differences in quality or location.

Prices and products appear as follows:

Monday: Botanicals-Spices, Balsams-Gums, Waxes, Naval Stores.

Tuesday: Aromatic Chemicals, Essential Oils, Plastics Materials and Synthetic Textiles.

Wednesday: Aromatic Solvents, Coating Resins, Coaltar Crudes, Dry Colors, Intermediates, Paint Materials and Pigments.

Thursday: Heavy Volume Chemicals, Acids, Dyeing-Tanning Materials, Fertilizers, Insecticides.

Friday: Fine Chemicals, Acids, Vitamins, Paraffin Wax.

NA - Not Available.

Price Decrease

+ Price Increase

AROMATIC SOLVENTS

Quotations are dollars per pound unless otherwise specified.

Low High

Acetone, t.t., E. of Rockies .34- .36

Benzene, f.o.b. Gulf

industrial barges, gallon .90- .91

Ethylbenzene, f.o.b. Gulf

t.l., pd. .25- .27

+ MTBE barges, f.o.b. Gulf, gal. .86- .87

Toluene, nitr.,f.o.b. Gulf gal. .81- .82

Xylene

Mixed, f.o.b. Gulf, gallon .80

Para, f.o.b. Gulf, pd. .40

Coating Resins

Dollars per pound.

Alkyds, tanks, TTR 266

+ Type 1 long soyabean .86- .88

Type 3 med soy linseed oil .81

Melamine, Cymel 303,

formaldehyde resin,t.l. drums 1.21

Bulk 1.15

Polyvinyl acet. acrylic,wet pd .37- .45

Coaltar Crudes

Dollars per pound.

Creosote, tks.

P1/P13, f.o.b. works, East

gallon 1.00- 1.10

P2 1.00- 1.10

Cresol, f.o.b. works, bulk

Meta 1.15

Ortho .74

Para 1.53- 1.54

Crude coaltar, gallon .50- .58

Naphthalene

Crude, 78 C. min. .25- .30

Refined, 80 C. .45

Phenol, 99-100%, f.o.b. Gulf

tank truck .37- .41

Pyridine refd. 1 tks. bulk, k. 7.10- 8.40

Dry Colors

Dollars per pound

RED

Cuprous oxide

+ Red 1.74

+ Purple 1.68

Iron oxide

domestic, syn., bags .51- 1.13

Toluidine, technical, bulk, pwd. 5.95- 8.45

Cadmium

Dark shade 22.80- 25.28

Medium shade 20.00- 23.54

Light shade 20.40

Lithopone light 8.07

Carmine No.40, pwd.,100 pds. 140.00

ORANGE

Cadmium selenide, light 6.80

Chrome CP .83- .89

Molybdate 1.80- 2.05

BLACK

Carbon black

GPF, bulk, c.l. .31- .37

HAF, bulk, c.l. .38- .45

Iron oxide .80- 1.20

YELLOW

Cadmium, various shades 5.15- 12.50

Chrome, CP, medium-dark 1.05- 1.45

Iron oxide .74- 1.12

Zinc chromate 1.55- 1.63

BLUE

Iron, dispenser grade 2.90- 3.30

Phthalocyanine toners, pwd. 6.50- 21.25

Ultramarine, powder 1.65- 3.84

Manganese violet 6.04- 7.35

BROWN

Iron oxide, synthetic .80- 1.20

Metallic (Hematite) .18- .65

synthetic

Sienna, raw, natural .69- .93

Burnt, natural .67- 1.16

Umber, raw, natural .59- .90

Burnt, natural .59- .93

Van Dyke .78- .92

GREEN

Extra light 2.10- 2.70

Phthalocyanine toners, pwd. 10.00- 21.20

Intermediates

Dollars per pound

Anthraquinone, dispersion grd. 2.40- 3.00

o-Anisidine, imp., drms. 3.00- 3.41

Aniline, tanks, f.o.b. Gulf .45- .46

Benzyl chloride, t.t., bulk .65- .68

Biphenyl 99% bags, t.l. .85- 1.04

Cyclohexane, barges, gallon 1.30

o-Chloroaniline, bulk 1.85

p-Chloroaniline, liq. bulk, t.t. 2.39

o-Dichlorobenzene 80%,t.l. drms .67- .72

p-Dichlorobenzene

Dry .65

Molten liquid .56

+ Dioctylphthalate, bulk, t.t. .61

Diethylaniline, bulk, t.l. 1.37

2,4-Dinitrophenol, drum 3.26

+ Dimethylphthalate, bulk, t.t. .82

Diphenylamine

Flake 1.80

Molten, bulk 1.30- 1.36

Maleic anhydride, molten .45- .51

Briquettes, bags, t.l. .54

Monocholorobenzene, bulk, t.l. .55

o-Nitroaniline, flk., t.l. 2.01

p-Nitroaniline, t.l., drms. 2.50

Nitrobenzene, t.l. .30- .36

o-Nitrophenol, t.l. 2.00

p-Nitrophenol, t.l., drms. 1.70

m-Phenylenediamine flk., t.l. 3.05

Phthalic anhydride

Flake, c.l.-t.l. .68- .71

Molten, c.l.-t.l.tanks .56- .65

Resorcinol, tech. flk, t.l. k 6.36

o-Toluidine, drms. .80

p-Toluidine, flk., drms. 2.55

(Consult Fine and Heavy Chemicals for other intermediates.)

PAINT MATERIALS/PIGMENTS

Quotations are dollars per pound unless otherwise specified and represent quantity differentials.

+ Antimony oxide Amer,low 2.30- 3.14

Chinese, high tint 2.20- 2.50

Barytes, natural ground, t.l. .12- .25

Litharge, yellow, f.o.b. works

bags, t.l. .49

Methylene chloride, t.t. bulk .40

Mica, wet grd, #325 mesh, t.l. .26- .32

Pentaerythritol, tech.,t.l. 1.16

Red lead, 97% f.o.b. .53

Bisilicate, lead, ground .62

Solvents, tanks

n-Butyl acetate .60- .61

Isobutyl acetate .59

Methyl isobutyl ketone .60

Titanium dioxide

Anatase, dry, t.l., bags .82- .92

Anatase, slurry, t.l. .82- .92

Rutile, dry, t.l., bags .93- 1.00

Rutile, slurry, t.l. bags .93- 1.00

White lead carbonate, c.l. 1.14

Zinc dust #44,f.o.b. Pa.,c.l. 1.08- 1.09

Zinc oxide

French process .57- .85

CHEMICAL

SPECIFICATIONS

ACS/American Chemical Society

AMP/American Melting Point

ASTM/American Society for

Testing & Materials

Be/Baume

c/s cut, sifted

CP/chemically pure

f/c fine cut

FCC/Food Chemical Codex

GP/general purpose

GPF/General Purpose Furnace

HAF/High Abrasion Furnace

HCL/hydrochloride

IM/injection molding

NF/National Formulary

PAN/polyacrylonitrile

PET/polyethylene terephthalate

SAN/styrene-acrylonitrile

TDI/toluene di-isocyanate

USP/United States Pharmacopeia

WG/window glass

WW/water-white

CHEMICAL

ABBREVIATIONS

a/alpha

agr./agriculture

anhyd./anhydrous

c.l./carload

cwt./hundred weight

deg./degree

dist./distilled

dlvd./delivered

drms./drums

flk./flake

f.o.b./free on board

gran./granular

grd./grade or ground

ind./industrial

l/laevo

m/meta

o/ortho

p/para

pwd./powdered

refd./refined

soln./solution

std./standard

syn./synthetic

t.c./tankcar

tks./tanks

t.l./truckload

t.t./tanktruck

t.w./tankwagon