SPOT CHEMICALS

SPOT CHEMICALS

As of Jan. 31, 1992

Prices in the spot chemicals table include spot quotations or list prices of suppliers either on a New York or producing shipping point basis.The quotations posted herein 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 in chemicals and some other products represent quotations of different producers, as well as differences in quality or location.

Prices of various chemicals and products appear as follows:

Monday: Crude drugs and 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 chemicals including fertilizers and insecticides.

Friday: Fine chemicals and paraffin wax.

NA - Not Available.

Crude Drugs

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

Low High

Aloe vera, liq. gel, drums .70

Powdered, freeze dried 95.00

American cultivated ginseng rts. 55.00- 65.00

American wild ginseng roots 275.00- 350.00

Angelica root, whole 2.80- 3.75

Arrowroot powder, Brazilian 1.70

Balsams

Copaiba 4.50

Peru 4.50- 6.25

Tolu 10.00

Barberry bark, ground 1.53

Bayberry bark 6.00- 10.00

Black cohosh root 1.30- 1.75

Buckthorn bark 1.32

Cascara Sagrada bark, c/s 2.45

Catnip herb, c/s 2.00- 2.50

Chamomile flowers

Egyptian 2.50

Extra fancy 2.25

Chicory root, c/s 1.60

Cinchona bark, red, broken 2.55

Cloves, ground 2.45

Whole 2.20

Dill seed, whole 1.45

Dill weed, c/s (USA) 5.15

Echinacea angustifolia root 16.00- 25.00

Herb 1.50- 2.50

Elm bark, powder 3.00

Garlic powder, (USA) 2.65

Ginseng root, powder, Korean 25.00

Goldenseal herb 6.50- 8.50

Root 20.00- 25.00

Guarana, seed, pwd 5.25

Hibiscus flowers

Whole 1.45- 1.75

Hops, sweet, whole 2.65

Jaborandi leaves, c/s 7.05

Kola nuts, ground .65- .73

Lemon peel, f/c 2.75

Licorice root

Fine cut 2.92

Mandrake root 2.00- 3.00

Missouri snake root 2.50- 3.50

Onion powder 1.85

Papain, kilo 45.00

Paprika, Spanish .80- 1.70

Parsley flks, Fancy, (USA) 3.45

Passion flower, herb 1.00- 2.00

Pepper, black

Coarse 2.45

Fine 2.45

Whole 2.00

Psyllium, 85% husks, kilo 1.80- 2.00

95% husks 2.10- 2.20

Quassia chips 1.20- 1.25

Rhubarb root, powder 2.45

Rutin, NF 12.00

Saffron, ounce 35.00- 42.00

Sarsparilla

Root, pwd., Indian 1.75

Root, pwd., Mexican 5.40

Sassafras

Leaves, ground 3.44

Root, bark, c/s 3.91

Scullcap herb 2.50- 4.00

Senna leaves

Powder 1.00- 1.26

Whole .75- .98

Slippery elm bark 2.50- 3.50

Soap bark

Crushed .85

Whole .75

Sumac bark 1.25- 2.00

Uva ursi leaves, whole 2.00- 2.20

Powdered 1.60- 2.20

Valerian root, pwd. 1.25- 1.78

Cut, sifted 1.50- 3.00

Vanilla beans

Indonesian 20.00- 27.00

Madagascar 35.50

Walnut hulls .50- 1.00

White willow bark .80- 1.25

Wild cherry bark .75- 1.50

Wild indigo root 10.00- 15.00

Wild yam root 1.50- 2.00

Witch hazel

Bark, c/s 2.00- 3.94

Leaves, c/s 2.25- 4.30

GUMS

Arabic

Powder 1.65- 1.80

Spray dried 1.95- 2.05

Benzoin, Sumatra 1.50- 1.80

Carrageenan, food grade 4.00- 8.00

Guar

High viscosity .50- .60

Medium viscosity .55

Super high viscosity .70- .75

Karaya

No. 1 3.65- 3.75

No. 2 2.50- 3.30

Locust bean, pwd., high viscosity 3.70- 4.70

Medium viscosity 3.70- 4.00

Olibanum tears No. 1, bags 2.50

Tragacanth

Powder 12.50- 14.15

No. 1 Ribbons 38.00- 50.00

Xanthan

Food grade 6.89

Industrial grade 4.40- 4.50

WAXES

Beeswax, slabs

Yellow refined 1.98- 3.05

White 2.19- 3.15

Candelilla

Crude 2.00- 2.15

Refined, pure, bags 2.30- 2.65

Carnauba

Japan 7.50

No. 1 yellow refined 3.00- 3.35

No. 3 crude 1.25- 1.55

No. 3 refined 1.35- 1.55

Naval Stores

All prices in dollars.

Gum Rosin

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

K 48.00

M 53.00

N 56.00

WG 63.00

WW 68.00

Pine Oil per 100 pds. bulk,

80% alcohol 58.00- 62.00

Tall Oil Rosin

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

t.l. 30.00

Crude, ton, tks, South 165.00- 170.00

Turpentine

(Per gallon, t.l., f.o.b. South)

Gum 3.20

Steamed distilled 2.85

Sulfate crude 1.10

Wood Rosins

(Per pound)

FF c.l. drums, f.o.b., South .58- .64

WG .64