CHEMICAL PRICES

CHEMICAL PRICES

As of July 31, 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

AROMATICS

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

Low High

Anethole, USP 6.00- 6.50

Amylcinnamic aldehyde 2.30- 2.35

Amyl salicylate 2.40- 3.30

Benzaldehyde NF 1.15- 1.20

Benzyl acetate 1.80- 1.90

Benzyl benzoate 2.50

Benzylisoeugenol 41.75

Citral FCC 6.00

Citronellol 4.35

Citronellal, 85/35% Chinese 5.00

Coumarin, Chinese 8.25

Ethyl vanillin 15.00- 16.50

Eucalyptol 4.40

Eugenol 4.50

Geraniol syn., drums 5.00- 10.00

Geranyl acetate, synthetic 5.20

Heliotropine 10.00- 10.25

Hydroxycitronellal 8.20

Isoeugenol 4.50

Ionones

Alpha 13.00- 19.00

Beta 14.55- 15.00

Linalool

Synthetic 5.35

Linalyl acetate, synthetic 6.00

Methyl anthranilate 4.00

Musks

Ambrette 6.75- 7.25

Ketone 7.00- 7.50

Xylol 2.75

Phenylacetaldehyde 12.15

a-Terpineol 1.20- 1.30

Vanillin,NF 7.25- 7.50

Essential Oils

Dollars per pound

Amyris 19.80

Anise star, Chinese 6.25- 6.50

Basil, Egyptian 41.00- 55.00

Bay 50-55% 26.00

Bergamot, Italian 24.00

Bois de rose, Brazilian 19.50

Cananga, Indonesian 25.00

Caraway 27.00- 28.00

Cardamom 75.00- 85.00

Cassia, Chinese 85% 15.00- 16.00

Cedarwood, Virginiana 6.90

Chamomile, blue Egyptian 550.00

Cinnamon leaf, Sri Lanka 9.00

Citronella, Chinese 7.90

Cloveleaf 80%, Indonesian 2.25

Coriander, Russian 7.00- 8.00

Eucalyptus 80%, Chinese 2.80

Geranium

Bourbon 70.00

Chinese 38.00- 40.00

Egyptian 45.00

Ginger, Chinese 16.00

Indian 25.00

Grapefruit, Florida 14.00- 16.00

Juniperberry, rectified 100.00 105.00

Lavandin, Abrialis 30-32% 9.25

Grosso 7.00- 7.35

Lavender, Spike 17.00- 19.00

Lemon

Argentine 12.50- 12.80

Californian 8.50- 9.50

Italian 15.00

Lemongrass

Cochin 6.25

Guatamalan 5.50

Lime

+ Distilled, Mexican 13.50

Expressed, Mexican 13.50- 14.50

Mandarin, Italian 35.00- 40.00

Neroli,Bigarade,Spanish, k. 1700.00

Nutmeg, Indonesian 7.90

Orange

Florida, Valencia 3.10

Pera Brazilian 2.50

Origanum, kilo 54.00

Palmarosa, Indian 8.50

Patchouli, Indonesian 9.25

Pepper, black, Indian 19.00

Peppermint, natural 19.00

Petitgrain, Min. 48% 17.00

Rosemary, Spanish 11.00- 12.00

Sage

Clary American 42.00

Clary French 50.00- 58.00

Clary Russian 20.00- 25.00

Spanish 16.00- 18.00

+ Sandalwood

East Indian 155.00

Spearmint, Far West native 14.50- 14.90

Scotch 19.00

Thyme

Red, kilo 78.00

White, kilo 75.00

Vetiver

Bourbon 62.00

Javanese 38.00

Wintergreen 1.95

Ylang Ylang, extra 70.00- 92.00

Plastics

Prices are dollars per pound, delivered in bulk rail shipments or truck load bags.

Acetal

Extrusion grd, t.l. 1.99

Injection mold, std. grd. 1.95

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

High impact, naturals t.l. 1.70- 1.89

Plating 1.83- 1.91

Pipe 1.25

Acrylic

+ GP, clear 1.39- 1.70

+ Hi impact, std. grade 1.59- 1.76

Cellulosics

Cellulose acetate 1.68- 1.75

Cellulose acetate butyrate 1.68- 1.96

Cellulose propionate 1.68- 1.98

Fluoropolymers

CTFE 30.00

ECTFE 14.80

FEP 12.25- 13.25

PTFE 6.60- 10.40

PVDF 6.00- 7.00

Ionomer resin, ind'l grds. 1.50- 2.25

Melamine crystal monomer,t.l. .52- .53

Melamine formaldehyde

molding compound, white 1.08

colors, t.l. 1.15

Molding compounds

Ignition resistant 1.05- 1.12

Nylon

Nylon 6, GP 1.58- 3.74

Nylon 6,6 GP 1.73- 2.67

Mineral filled 1.42- 1.95

Nylon 612 2.78- 3.90

Phenolic resin, dry .80- 1.10

Polybutylene

Film resin 1.04

General purpose 1.07- 1.13

Hot water pipe 2.00

Polycarbonate

Compact Disc-grd, t.l. 2.89- 3.13

GP/Inj. mold., t.l. 2.62- 2.92

Polyesters: Thermoplastic

PBT type: IM 2.06- 3.69

PET bottle resin .73- .82

Polyester: Thermoset

Bis-A modified polyesters,tl 1.98- 2.08

GP ortho, bulk .76- .87

Isophthalic .89- 1.01

Polyethylene High Density

Blow molding .45

Injection molding .44

Polyethylene Low Density

Blow molding .55- .58

Extrusion coating .48- .50

Film quality/liner grade .49- .51

Injection molding .49- .51

Polyphenylene oxide 2.25- 2.46

Polypropylene

GP homopolymer,Rcars .48- .50

Raffia ext.,dom.,Hcars .47- .49

Polystyrene,GP crystal,RC .62

High impact (HIPS) .65

High heat crystal .63

Polysulfone, std. grd. 4.40

10% glass 4.30- 6.06

20% glass 4.14- 5.53

30% glass 5.18- 5.31

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC resin)

General purpose .45- .47

Specialty/Film .47- .48

Pipe/siding .42- .44

SAN, natural or crystone

Bags, t.l. 1.13

Cartons, t.l. 1.13

Styrene monomer .51- .54

Vinyl acetate monomer .43- .44

Urea formaldelhyde, 37%

7% methanol .20- .24

SYNTHETIC TEXTILES

Dollars per pound.

CELLULOSIC FIBERS

Acetate filament yarn

55 denier 2.10- 2.14

150 denier 1.90- 1.93

Acrylic staple

1.2-1.5 denier .83- 1.30

2 denier .82- 1.28

3 denier .90- 1.20

Rayon staple fiber 1.09- 1.11

NON-CELLULOSIC FIBERS

Nylon

Carpet staple, Branded 1.20- 1.60

PBI staple, fire resistant,

1.5 denier 73.25

Polyester

Carpet staple .75- .84

Industrial staple .83- .93

Textile staple, 1.5 denier .87- .95

Textile filament yarn,150 den .97- 1.02

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