CHEMICAL PRICES

CHEMICAL PRICES

As of July 26, 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

HEAVY VOLUME CHEMICALS

Prices are dollars per pound unless otherwise stated and represent quantity differentials.

Low High

Acetic anhydride, t.t. .48- .50

Acrylonitrile, tanks .48- .53

Aluminum sulfate, ton

Commercial dry, f.o.b. Gulf 242.00- 245.00

Commercial liquid 137.00- 152.00

Iron-free, liquid 267.00- 269.00

Ammonia, aqua, tw, ton

100% anhyd., dlvd 400.00- 500.00

F.o.b. 350.00- 360.00

Ammonium chloride, t.l., cwt. 23.00- 24.00

Barium, cwt.

Carbonate, pwd./gran. 31.50

Chloride crystal 30.50

anhydrous, tech. 39.35

Borax, anhyd., short ton, bulk 720.00

Butadiene, tanks .25

Calcium, ton

Carbide, generating grade,

works 480.00- 500.00

Chloride,

90% pellet, bags 335.00

94-97% pellet, bags 345.00

77-80% flake, bags 200.00

Caprolactam

Flake, t.l. .97- 1.02

Molten, t.l. .91- .96

Carbon disulfide

Tech. bulk, short ton 445.00

55 gallon drums, t.l. 547.00

Carbon tetrachloride

Technical, t.c.,bulk .16- .18

Caustic soda, Gulf

Diaphragm liq., dry short ton

50% 230.00- 250.00

50% Membrane cell 300.00- 370.00

50% Mercury cell rayon grd. 340.00- 370.00

E.C. beads, drums, cwt. 31.00- 33.00

W.C. beads, drums, cwt. 31.00- 33.00

Chlorine, works, ton 150.00- 180.00

Chlorate, sodium crystal

100% basis

Bulk, ton, dlvd., S.E. 435.00

Bulk, ton, dlvd., N.W. 425.00

Copper

Chloride cupric, dihydrate 1.21- 1.67

Cumene, barges .22

Cyanide, sodium

Briqettes, mining grd, t.l. .65

Diphenylguanidine, t.l. 3.30- 3.86

Epsom salts tech. t.l.,cwt. 16.00- 17.50

Ethylene, dlvd .29- .30

Ethylene dichloride, dom., tks. .19

Ethylene oxide .50

Ethylene glycol, f.o.b. Gulf

Antifreeze, t.t.-t.c. .34- .36

Fiber .29

Industrial .30

Formaldehyde, 37% methanol-free,

(100% basis),tanks .31- .35

Hexamethylenetetramine, gran. .77- .79

Hydrogen peroxide, 70% .46- .48

Lead acet. reagent ACS, 100 k's 4.00

Crystal, technical, 1 ton lots 2.00

Lime, f.o.b. Gulf

Hydrated, bulk, ton 52.00- 60.00

Pebble quick, bulk, ton 56.00

Methanol, barges, gallon .65

Nickel salts

Acetate, dry, t.l. 2.76- 4.90

Carbonate, dry 4.70- 5.05

Chloride, dry 1.72- 2.30

Fluoborate tin, liq. 3.73

Nitrate, flake 1.84- 1.85

Sulfate, dry 1.58- 1.90

Phosphate, sodium, cwt.

Monobasic, anhyd. tech. 77.75

Tribasic, anhyd. tech. 74.50

Potash

Caustic, 45% liquid, t.c.,cwt. 15.25

Flake 88%-92%, drums 48.35 49.85

Potassium

Bichromate, granular, c.l. 1.22

Carbonate, dry, cwt. 39.50

Liquid, cwt. 18.00

Cyanide, gran., mining grd. 1.60- 1.84

Nitrate agr. Prilled,ton, S.E. 382.00

Permanganate, tech. 1.13- 1.34

USP 1.45- 1.52

Propylene

Chemical .24

Polymer .25

Propylene glycol ind'l t.l. drms .69- .70

Propylene oxide, tanks .57

Salt cake

f.o.b. Castle Hayne, NC, ton 82.00

Soda ash

58% dense, bulk, short ton 105.00

58% lite, bags, c.l. 158.00

Sodium

Acetate, anyhdrous, t.l. .69- .71

Bicarbonate, ind'l, t.l.cwt. 21.25

Bichromate, granular, bags, t.l. .60- .64

70% soln., t.t.-t.c. .55

Bisulfate, bulk ton, E. 245.00

Drums, cwt. 17.25

Bisulfite, anhyd. tech. E.,cwt. 24.00- 30.00

Hydrosulfide, ton

45% soln. t.t.-t.c. 585.00- 615.00

Hydrosulfide flk, 71.5%-74.5%

Bags, c.l.-t.l., ton 750.00

Drums, c.l.-t.l., ton 851.00

Hypophosphite, f.o.b.,

Niagra Falls, N.Y. 1.55- 1.63

Metasilicate, anhyd., cwt. 34.10- 36.10

Metasilicate pentahydrate cwt 21.75- 22.50

Nitrate, Wilm De. bulk,short ton 228.00

Silicate N, 3.22 soln, cwt. 9.54

Sulfate, granular tech., NJ,ton 119.00

Sulfide flake, bags ton 680.00

Drums 765.00

Sulfite, tech. bags,t.l.cwt. 29.00

Tripolyphosphate, anhydrous

technical, bulk .39- .40

Sulfur, crude

F.o.b. Tampa, long ton 74.00- 78.00

Sublimed anchor flour

99.85% min., bags, cwt. 36.00

Sulfur, recovered

F.o.b. Vancouver, metric ton 52.00- 58.00

Rubbermakers 99.5%,t.l. cwt. 14.60

Molten, dlvd., long ton

Houston 60.00- 66.00

Molten, dlvd., long ton

West Coast 25.00- 28.00

Sulfur dichloride, t.l., drums

cwt. 23.00

Sulfur dioxide liquid

tanks, ton 230.00- 240.00

Sulfur monochloride, t.c.,cwt. 35.00

TDI, jumbo Rcar-Tcar 1.29- 1.48

Tin salts

Potassium stannate, t.l. 5.90

Sodium stannate, t.l. 4.76- 5.80

Stannous fluoborate,tin,soln 3.48- 3.50

Stannous chloride anhyd. t.l 5.97- 6.25

Stannous sulfate, t.l. 6.00- 6.40

Trichloroethylene, bulk .60- .64

Urea 46% ind. f.o.b. New Orl,ton 190.00- 195.00

Vinyl chloride monomer .27

Zinc

Chloride, granular, cwt. 64.00- 69.00

50% soln., tech., t.t., cwt. 38.00

Cyanide, c.l. 2.25- 2.44

ACIDS

Adipic,bags, t.l. .74

Boric f.o.b. W.C.

Tech., bags, ton 753.00

Bulk 708.00

Chlorosulfonic, t.t. bulk,ton 350.00

Chromic, 993 4% flk., drms.,c.l. 1.25

Fluoboric, 48-50%, t.l. 1.02- 1.04

Formic 90%, bulk, c.l.-t.l. .42

Hydrofluoric, aqueous soln tks .46- .60

Nitric, ton

42 Be. 220.00- 225.00

Oxalic, Chinese, bags, c.l. .39

Spanish, f.o.b. .44

Propionic, bulk, t.l. .46

Sulfuric 93%, tanks, ton

100% basis, f.o.b., E.C. 71.50- 79.80

Gulf 75.00

Midwest 86.20

West Coast 85.00

Terephthalic, purified,t.l. .47- .57

DYEING-TANNING MATERIALS

Dextrin, cwt.

Canary, bags, c.l. 37.54- 44.52

White, bags, c.l. 36.93- 40.66

FERTILIZERS

Prices are dollars per short ton unless otherwise stated.

Ammonia, anhyd.barges, Gulf 170.00- 175.00

+ Ammonium nitrate, f.o.b. S.E. 157.00- 165.00

Ammonium sulfate, gran.

bulk, S.E. 117.00- 146.00

+ Diammonium phosphate

New Orl, bulk 181.00- 185.00

Phosphoric acid,52-54%, C. Fla 2.90

Potash muriate, 60-62% f.o.b. Saskatoon

Coarse, bulk 70.00- 76.00

Granular 72.00- 78.00

Standard 73.00- 78.00

Superphosphate, triple 46%

f.o.b. Central Florida, bulk 131.00- 135.00

Urea 46% Pril.dom.,f.o.b.La 150.00- 156.00

INSECTICIDES

Cube root, powder,

5% rotenone, works 1.60

Lindane, 20% 23.00

Malathion, tech. 2.40

Pyrethrum, 20% extract 38.00

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