SPOT CHEMICALS

SPOT CHEMICALS

As of Mar. 10, 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: 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.

Aromatic Solvents

Quotations are dollars per pound unless otherwise specified.

Low High

Acetone, tank truck, Gulf .30- .32

Benzene, f.o.b. Gulf

industrial barges, gallon 1.10- 1.12

Ethylbenzene, f.o.b. Gulf

industrial barges, pd. .17

MTBE, f.o.b. Gulf, barges, gallon .90- .92

Toluene, f.o.b. Gulf, gallon .84- .86

Xylene

Mixed, f.o.b. Gulf, gallon .89- .91

Para, contract, f.o.b. Gulf, pd. .20

Coating Resins

Dollars per pound.

Alkyds, tanks, TTR 266

Type 1, long soyabean oil .61- .85

Type 3, medium soy, linseed oil .58- .81

Cymel 303, melamine

formaldehyde resin t.l. drums 1.15

Bulk 1.09

Polyvinyl acetate acrylic .27- .34

Coaltar Crudes

Dollars per pound.

Creosote

P1/P13, tanks, gallon, works

f.o.b. East .84- .90

P2 .75- .81

Cresol, f.o.b. works, bulk

m_Cresol 1.15

o_Cresol .66- .70

p_Cresol 1.32- 1.46

Crude coaltar, gallon .45- .55

Naphthalene

Crude .23- .24

Petroleum .34- .35

Phenol, 99-100%, f.o.b. Gulf

tank truck .24- .28

Pyridine refd. 1 deg, tks. bulk, k. 7.50

Dry Colors

Dollars per pound.

RED

Cuprous oxide

Red 1.33

Purple 1.27

Iron oxide

domestic, syn., bags .71- .84

Toluidine, technical, bulk, pwd. 5.95- 8.05

Cadmium

Dark shade 22.80- 25.21

Medium shade 20.00- 23.47

Light shade 20.33

Lithopone light 8.02

Carmine, No. 40, pr. 100 pds. 70.00- 75.00

ORANGE

Cadmium selenide, light 6.90- 7.10

Chrome CP .83- .89

Molybdated orange 1.50- 1.85

BLACK

Carbon black

GPF, bulk, c.l. .21- .25

HAF, bulk, c.l. .25- .28

Iron oxide .76- .85

Furnace black, f.o.b. plant, bulk .25- .32

YELLOW

Cadmium lithopone light 5.15- 6.00

Chrome, CP, medium-dark 1.40

Iron oxide .74- 1.00

Zinc chromate 1.55- 1.60

BLUE

Iron, dispenser grade 2.45

Phthalocyanine toners 7.00- 13.25

Ultramarine 1.80- 2.50

Manganese violet toner 5.10- 6.15

BROWN

Iron oxide, synthetic .75- 1.00

Metallic (Hematite) .18- .38

synthetic

Sienna, raw, natural .59- .77

Burnt, natural .65- 1.03

Umber, raw, natural .52- .66

Burnt, natural .55- .67

Van Dyke .60- .75

GREEN

Chrome 1.25- 2.95

Chromium oxide, pure 2.53

Extra light 2.53

Phthalocyanine toners 15.40

Intermediates

Dollars per pound.

Anthraquinone 4.15

o-Anisidine, imp, drms. 2.25- 2.40

Aniline, tanks, f.o.b. Gulf .44- .45

Benzyl chloride, t.t., bulk .65- .68

Biphenyl 99% bags, t.l. .80- .95

Cyclohexane, barges, gallon 1.19- 1.24

o-Chloroaniline, bulk 1.85

p-Chloroaniline, liq. bulk, t.t. 2.39

o-Dichlorobenzene, 80%, t.l. drms .64- .68

p-Dichlorobenzene

Dry .61- .62

Molten liquid .53

Dioctylphthalate, bulk .47- .49

Diethylaniline, bulk, t.l. 1.37

2,4-Dinitrophenol, drum 2.96

Dimethylphthalate, bulk, t.t. .76

Diphenylamine

Flake 1.80

Molten, bulk 1.20- 1.36

Maleic anhydride .58- .60

Monocholorobenzene, bulk, t.l. .52

a-Naphthylamine 2.10- 2.25

a-Naphthol, ground, t.l.,drms. 2.58

b-Naphthol, flk. 1.05- 1.15

o-Nitroaniline, flk., t.l. 2.01

p-Nitroaniline, t.l., drms. 2.50

Nitrobenzene, t.l. .38- .40

o-Nitrophenol, t.l. 1.25- 1.30

p-Nitrophenol, t.l., drums 1.70

m-Phenylenediamine flk., t.l. 2.60- 2.80

Phenylhydrazine, drums 4.30

Phthalic anhydride

Flake, c.l.-t.l. .38- .43

Molten, c.l.-t.l.tanks .36- .40

Resorcinol, technical, t.l., kilo 5.39

o-Toluidine, drums .65- .75

p-Toluidine, flake, drums 2.30- 2.35

(Consult Fine and Heavy Chemicals for other intermediates.)

Paint Materials/Pigments

Quotations are dollars per pound unless otherwise

specified and represent quantity differentials.

Antimony oxide, t.l. 1.10- 1.71

Chinese, t.l. 1.00

Barytes, natural ground, t.l. .14- .23

Litharge, yellow, f.o.b. works

bags, t.l. .42

Methylene chloride, tanks .28- .29

Mica, wet grd, #325 mesh, t.l. .24- .25

Pentaerythritol, bags, t.l. .75- .78

Red lead, 97% f.o.b. .46

Bisilicate, lead, ground .48

Solvents, tanks

Butyl acetate .49- .53

Isobutyl acetate .47- .59

Methyl isobutyl ketone .51- .61

Titanium dioxide

Anatase, dry, t.l., bags .96- .97

Anatase, slurry, t.l. .95- .96

Rutile, dry, t.l., bags .99- 1.01

Rutile, slurry, t.l. bags 1.00- 1.01

White lead carbonate, c.l. .73

Zinc dust, No.44,c.l.f.o.b.Pa. 1.04- 1.08

Zinc oxide

American process, lead free .51

French process .51- .72