CHEMICAL PRICES

CHEMICAL PRICES

As of May 15, 1998

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.

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BOTANICALS-SPICES

Prices are dollars per pound unless otherwise specified. Range in quotations represents quantity and quality differentials.

Low High

Allspice, whole, Jamaican 1.35

Aloe vera, liq. gel, drums 1.03

Pwd, freeze dried 95.00- 103.00

Amer. cultivated ginseng rt. 5.00

Amer. wild ginseng rts 250.00- 380.00

Angelica root, powder 5.10

Anise seed, powder 2.62

Annato seed, whole .75- .90

Barberry, root, powder 2.35

Basil, Egyptian, c/s 1.00

Bay lvs, whole, select 1.05

Bayberry bark 5.00- 6.00

+ Black cohosh root 5.25- 5.50

Buckthorn, c/s 1.85

Caraway, whole .60

Cascara Sagrada bark NA

Cassia, (cinnamon) ground 1.55

Catnip herb, c/s 2.35

Cayenne, ground 1.35

Celery seed, whole .65

Chicory root, roasted .75

Chili powder 2.10

Chives, whole 8.10

Cinchona bark, pieces 1.76

Cinnamon, ground 1.55

Cloves, whole .90

Coriander seed, whole .60

Cumin whole 1.30

Curry powder 1.60

Dill seed, whole, Indian .46

Dill weed, Egyptian 5.50

Echinacea angustifolia, root 24.00- 26.00

Herb 1.70- 2.00

Fennel seed, ground 1.15

Foenugreek, whole .62

Garlic powder, U.S. 1.75

Ginger, ground 1.85

Ginseng root, pwd, Korean 9.85

Goldenseal, herb, c/s 7.00- 8.50

Whole root 40.00- 45.00

Guarana, seed, powder 5.50

Hibiscus flowers

Whole 1.65

Hops, sweet, whole 1.85

Jaborandi leaves, whole 3.15

Kola nuts, original,Jamaican 1.02

Laurel leaves, whole 1.65

Lemon peel, f/c 3.05

Licorice

Square cut 2.80

Mandrake root 1.00- 1.50

Marjoram, whole 1.05

Missouri snake root 5.00- 5.50

Mustard seed, yellow, whole .60

Nutmeg, whole 1.10

Onion powder 1.20

Orange peel, f/c 1.45

Oregano, c/s, Mediterranean 1.50

Orris root, f/c 9.00

Paprika, Spanish, 85 ASTA 2.00

Parsley flks, Fancy, U.S. 2.85

Leaves, Israeli .30

Passion flower herb 1.00

Pepper, black

Fine grind 3.15

Whole 3.15

Coarse 3.50

Poppy seed, Dutch .95

Psyllium, 85% husks 2.20- 2.25

95% 2.35- 2.40

Rhubarb root, powder 1.50

Rosemary lvs, c/s 1.35

Rutin, NF 9.75

Saffron, Spanish, p.oz 28.00

Sage lvs. whole, Dalmation 1.60

Sarsparilla

Root, pwd, Indian 1.50

Root, pwd, Mexican 3.40

Sassafras

Leaves, whole 1.70- 2.13

Savory leaves, whole 1.75

+ Saw palmetto berries 5.50- 6.30

Scullcap herb 11.00

Senna leaves

Powder 1.35

Whole .80- 1.10

Sesame seed, hulled, C. Amer .75

Hulled, Indian .56

Unhulled, nat, C.America .55

Unhulled, nat, Indian,f.o.b .40

Slippery elm bark,pwd 3.60- 4.50

SOAP BARK

Crushed 5.60

Whole 5.60

Sumac bark 1.35- 1.50

Tarragon leaves, USA 9.65

Thyme c/s 1.75

Turmeric, ground 1.40

Valerian root, pwd NA

Cut/sifted NA

Vanilla beans

Indonesian 22.00

Madagascar 15.00

Walnut hulls .70- 1.10

- White willow bark .75- 1.00

Wild cherry bark 1.00- 2.00

Wild indigo root 7.00- 9.00

Wild yam root 2.50- 3.20

Witch hazel

Bark 1.70- 2.00

Leaves 2.40- 3.00

BALSAMS-GUMS

Balsam Copaiba, drums 5.80

Balsam Peru, drums 8.00

Balsam Tolu, pails 6.85

Arabic gum

Powder 2.05- 2.10

Spray dried 2.15- 2.20

Benzoin, Sumatra 1.50- 1.80

Carrageenan, food grade 5.00- 14.00

Guar gum, food grade

Medium visc. t.l 1.35- 1.40

High visc 1.40- 1.45

Super high visc 1.45- 1.50

Karaya gum

No. 1, powder 3.40- 4.00

No. 2, powder 2.75- 3.90

Locust bean, powder 3.90- 4.00

Olibanum tears No. 1, bags 3.00

Tragacanth gum

Powder 7.00- 13.00

Xanthan gum

Food grade 5.70- 6.50

WAXES

Beeswax

Yellow, rfd. 3.10

White, rfd, bleached 3.25

Crude 2.10

Candelilla

Crude 1.80

Refined 2.60

Carnauba

No.1 prime yellow rfd,flk 3.50

No.3 bleached 1.85

No.4 dark, flks 1.85

NAVAL STORES

Gum Rosin

Domestic, per 100 pd. drums, c.l. f.o.b. South,

M 62.00

N 65.00

WG 74.00

WW 79.00

Pine Oil, 80% alcohol,

bulk 79.00- 81.00

Tall Oil Rosin

Per 100 pd. drums, f.o.b. South,

t.l. 35.00- 45.00

Crude, tks, per ton 140.00- 160.00

Turpentine

F.o.b. South

Gum, t.l, drums, gal 5.50

Steamed dist,drms.pd.cwt 65.00

Sulfate crude, pd 1.75

Wood Rosins

Per pound

FF c.l drums, f.o.b South 1.31- 1.68

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

r.c./railcar

refd./refined

soln./solution

std./standard

syn./synthetic

t.c./tankcar

tks./tanks

t.l./truckload

t.t./tanktruck

t.w./tankwagon