SPOT CHEMICAL PRICES

SPOT CHEMICAL PRICES

As of June 13, 1990

Prices in the spot chemicals table in clude spot quotations or list prices of suppliers either on a New York or produc ing shipping point basis.The quotations posted herein are based on prices reported in the market or ob tained from suppliers and other sources. They do not necessarily represent prices at which transactions have actually oc curred.

Price ranges in chemicals and some other products represent quotations of different producers, as well as differences in quality or location.

Prices of various chemicals and prod ucts appear as follows:

Monday: Crude drugs and naval stores.

Tuesday: Aromatic chemicals, essential oils, plastics materials and synthetic tex tiles.

Wednesday: Aromatic solvents, coating resins, coaltar crudes, dry colors, interme diates, paint materials and pigments.

Thursday: Heavy chemicals including fertilizers and insecticides.

Friday: Fine chemicals and paraffin wax.

NA - Not Available.

Heavy Volume Chemicals

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

Low High

Acetic anhydride .54

Acrylonitrile tanks .48- .65

Aluminum sulfate, ton

Commercial dry, E. 230.00- 245.00

Commercial liquid, E. 145.00- 160.00

Iron- free, liquid, E. 260.00- 270.00

Ammonia

Aqua tanks ton, f.o.b. S.E. 180.00 200.00

Ammonium chloride, t.l., cwt. 20.00

Barium

Carbonate .23- .27

Chloride crystal .27

anhydrous .33

Borax, anhyd., ton 674.00- 681.00

Butadiene, tanks .29

Calcium, ton

Carbide, generating grade,

works 450.00- 465.00

Chloride,

90% pellet, bags 325.00- 335.00

94-97% pellet, bags 325.00- 327.00

77-80% flake, bags 222.00- 232.00

Caprolactam

Flake, t.l. .97- 1.05

Molten .91- 1.01

Carbon, ton

Disulfide bulk 400.00

55-gallon drums 496.00

Carbon tetrachloride

C.L., drums .28- .36

Technical .20- .34

Caustic soda

Diaphragm liquid, ton

50% 250.00- 325.00

73% 330.00

50% Mercury cell (rayon grd) 280.00- 325.00

East Coast, beads, drums, cwt. 23.50

West Coast, beads, drums, cwt. 23.50

Chlorine works, cwt., ton 75.00- 125.00

Chlorate, sodium crystal

Bulk, ton, S.E. 435.00- 455.00

Bulk, ton, N.E. 415.00- 435.00

Drums, c.l., West Coast .36- .42

Drums, t.l., N.W. .45

Copper

Carbonate, 55% 1.54- 1.55

Chloride, cupric, wks, dihydrate 1.16- 1.52

Cumene, bulk .23- .25

Cyanide, sodium

Briquettes .90

Diphenylguanidine, t.l. 2.84

Epsom salts, technical, cwt. 14.50- 15.00

Ethylene delivered pipeline .22- .24

Ethylene dichloride .11

Ethylene oxide .50

Ethylene glycol, (f.o.b. Gulf)

Antifreeze .22- .25

Fiber grade .25

Industrial .24- .27

Formaldehyde, methanol-free,

tanks 37% .11- .13

Hexamethylenetetramin .60

Hydrogen peroxide, 70% .46- .48

Hydrosulfide, sodium

flake 70%-72%, ton 500.00

Lead acetate, reagent ACS 1.60

crystal, technical 1.40

Lime, (f.o.b. Gulf)

Hydrated, bulk, ton 52.00- 63.00

Pebble quick, bulk, ton 55.00- 63.00

Methanol, gallon, t.t. .40- .42

Nickel salts

Acetate, t.l., dry 2.89- 4.81

Carbonate, t.l. 4.58- 4.90

Chloride, t.l., dry 1.75- 2.35

Fluoborate, tin, t.l.,tin 3.15

Nitrate, t.l., dry 1.82- 2.30

Sulfate, t.l., dry 1.65- 2.09

Phosphate, sodium, cwt.

Monobasic, technical 61.00- 61.65

Tribasic, technical 58.00

Potash

Caustic, 45% liquid, cwt., t.c. 12.50- 22.50

Flake, drums, 88%-92% 29.00- 45.35

Potassium

Bichromate, granular 1.05- 1.17

Carbonate, dry, cwt. 37.50

Liquid, cwt. 17.00

Cyanide, granular 1.54

Nitrate, agr., bulk, ton, S.E. 325.00

Permanganate 1.20

Stannate 4.30

Propylene

Chemical .13- .14

Polymer .15- .16

Propylene glycol, industrial, t.l. .66- .68

Propylene oxide .54- .55

Salt cake, ton, bulk, 100%

E. works 72.00

Soda Ash

58% dense/light, bulk 93.00 155.00

58% dense/light, bags, c.l., ton 146.00 216.00

Sodium

Acetate, anyhd. .58- .61

Bicarbonate, powder .18 .20

Bichromate, granular .60

Bisulfate, bulk ton, E. - 210.00

drums, cwt. 15.00- 21.00

Bisulfite anhyd., cwt., E. 26.00- 31.50

Hydrosulfide, soln. ton,

45% or 60%, t.t., t.c. 555.00

Hydrosulfide flk, 71.5%-74.5%

bags, c.l., t.l., ton 676.00

drums, c.l., t.l., ton 746.00

Metasilicate, anhyd., cwt. 31.00- 31.85

Metasilicate pentahydrate, cwt. 20.25- 21.00

Nitrate, industrial grade, ton 197.00

Silicate, cwt., 3.22 solution 7.40

Stannate 4.76- 6.00

Sulfate, granular technical, E. 100.00- 114.00

Sulfide flake, ton 570.00- 635.00

Sulfite, tech. bulk, cwt. 27.00- 29.00

Tripolyphosphate, anhyd.

technical, bulk .30- .31

Sulfur-Frasch, crude

Flour, bags, light cwt. 20.00

Long ton, f.o.b. Tampa 123.00

Rubbermakers, cwt. 17.50

Ton lots, cwt. 21.00

Molten, recovered, dlvd., long ton

f.o.b. Houston 91.00- 103.00

Molten, recovered, dlvd., long ton

f.o.b. W.C. 47.00- 55.00

Sulfur dichloride,

Cwt. 19.75- 20.75

Sulfur dioxide ton,

liquid, tanks 230.00- 240.00

Sulfur monochloride, cwt. 19.25- 20.75

TDI 1.20- 1.28

Tin salts

Stannous fluoborate 3.45- 3.50

Stannous chloride anhyd. 5.77- 5.99

Stannous sulfate 5.11- 6.39

Trichloroethylene .39- .49

Urea, 46% industrial, c.l., ton 115.00- 117.00

Vinyl chloride monomer .18- .19

Zinc

Chloride, granular, cwt. 63.00- 64.00

50% soln., tech., t.c., cwt. 26.50- 36.00

Cyanide, c.l. 2.26- 2.44

ACIDS

Acetic, technical, t.c. .26- .27

Adipic, c.l. .62- .80

Boric, technical grade

f.o.b. W.C., ton 732.00- 800.00

Chlorosulfonic, ton 350.00

Chromic, 99% c.l. 1.25

Fluoboric, 48-50%, t.l. 1.25

Formic, drums, 90% .32- .50

Hydrofluoric, aqueous, tanks .49- .60

Nitric, ton

36 degree 150.00- 185.00

38 degree 150.00- 185.00

40 degree 150.00- 185.00

Oxalic .44- .45

Pyrogallic, powder, CP 13.50- 16.40

Sulfuric, 100%, tanks

f.o.b. works, ton 75.00- 95.50

Tannic, technical, pwd. 4.62

Terephthalic .37- .39

DYEING-TANNING MATERIALS

Dextrin, cwt

Canary 31.25- 34.00

White 31.25- 33.43

FERTILIZERS

Prices are dollars per ton unless otherwise stated.

Ammonia, anhyd., La. 74.00- 81.00

Ammonium nitrate, f.o.b. S.E. 132.00 135.00

Ammonium sulfate, bulk, works,

large granular 120.00 130.00

Bone meal, steamed, dlvd, ton,

f.o.b., St. Joe 410.00

Diammonium phosphate, f.o.b.

Florida, fertilizer grade, bulk 140.00- 145.00

Phosphoric acid, 52-54% unit 2.70

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

Coarse 70.00- 75.00

Granular 72.00- 80.00

Standard 65.00- 70.00

Super phosphate, triple 46% unit 115.00

Urea agr. 46% Prilled, f.o.b. La. 108.00- 112.00

INSECTICIDES

Cube root, powder,

5% rotenone, works 1.40

Lindane, gallon, 20%-25% 21.00

Malathion 1.72

Methyl parathion, 80% 1.55

Pyrethrum, 20% extract 35.00