SPOT CHEMICALS

SPOT CHEMICALS

As of Oct. 13, 1993

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

HEAVY VOLUME CHEMICALS

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

Low High

Acetic anhydride, t.t. .48- .50

Acrylonitrile, tanks .40- .42

Aluminum sulfate, ton

Commercial dry, f.o.b. Gulf 242.00- 245.00

Commercial liquid 137.00- 152.00

Iron- free, liquid 267.00- 269.00

Ammonia, aqua, t.w., ton

100% anhyd. basis,dlvd,N.E. 280.00- 360.00

Ammonium chloride, t.l., cwt. 20.00- 22.00

Barium, cwt.

Carbonate, pwd./gran. 29.50

Chloride crystal 28.50

anhydrous, tech. 35.35

Borax, anhyd., short ton, bulk 720.00

Butadiene, tanks .18

Calcium, ton

Carbide, generating grade,

works 465.00- 500.00

Chloride,

90% pellet, bags 308.00

94-97% pellet, bags 325.00

77-80% flake, bags 233.00

Caprolactam

Flake, t.l. 1.02

Molten, t.l. .96

Carbon, short ton

Disulfide,tech. bulk 420.00- 445.00

55-gallon drums, t.l. 523.00- 547.00

Carbon tetrachloride

Technical, bulk .25- .28

Caustic soda, Gulf

Diaphragm liq., dry short ton

50% 220.00- 240.00

73% 330.00- 350.00

50% Mercury cell, rayon grd 290.00- 365.00

East Coast beads, drums, cwt. 29.00- 31.00

West Coast beads, drums, cwt. 30.00- 32.00

Chlorine, works, ton 170.00- 245.00

Chlorate, sodium crystal

100% basis

Bulk, ton, dlvd., S.E. 350.00- 375.00

Bulk, ton, dlvd., N.W. 360.00- 385.00

Copper

Carbonate 55%, t.l. 1.54

Chloride, cupric, dihydrate, wks. 1.43

Cumene, barges .17

Cyanide, sodium

Briquettes, t.l. .55

Diphenylguanidine, t.l. 3.30

Epsom salts, tech. bulk, cwt. 15.00- 16.50

Ethylene, dlvd .21

Ethylene dichloride, dom., tks. .19

Ethylene oxide .45

Ethylene glycol, f.o.b. Gulf

Antifreeze, t.t.-t.c. .18

Fiber .24

Industrial .20

Formaldehyde, 37% methanol-free,

tanks .11- .13

Hexamethylenetetramine, gran. .69

Hydrogen peroxide, 70% .46- .48

Lead acetate, reagent ACS 2.15

Crystal, technical, 1 ton lots 1.30- 1.65

Lime, f.o.b. Gulf

Hydrated, bulk, ton 52.00- 60.00

Pebble quick, bulk, ton 54.00

_Methanol, barges, gallon .43- .46

Nickel salts

Acetate, dry, t.l. 2.73- 3.15

Carbonate, dry 3.80- 5.00

Chloride, dry 1.41- 1.70

Fluoborate tin, liq. 3.73

Nitrate, flk. 1.68- 2.50

Sulfate, dry 1.40- 1.54

Phosphate, sodium, cwt.

Monobasic, anhyd. tech. 70.00

Tribasic, anhyd. tech. 62.25

Potash

Caustic, 45% liquid, t.c.,cwt. 14.50

Flake 88%-92%, drums 45.35

Potassium

Bichromate, granular, c.l. 1.18

Carbonate, dry, cwt. 39.50

Liquid, cwt. 18.00

Cyanide, granular 1.43- 1.84

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

Permanganate, tech. 1.13- 1.34

USP 1.35- 1.52

Propylene

Chemical .13

Polymer .14

Propylene glycol, ind'l, t.l. drms .66

Propylene oxide, tanks .58

Salt cake

f.o.b. Castle Hayne, NC, ton 72.00

Soda ash

58% dense, bulk, short ton 93.00- 98.00

58% light, bags, c.l. 151.00

Sodium

Acetate, anyhdrous, t.l. .61- .64

Bicarbonate, ind'l/pwd. t.l.cwt. 20.80

Bichromate, granular, bags, t.l. .60- .64

70% soln., t.t.-t.c. .55

Bisulfate, bulk ton, E. 240.00

Drums, cwt. 17.00

Bisulfite, anhyd. tech. E.,cwt. 26.00- 28.50

Hydrosulfide, ton

45% soln. t.t.-t.c. 585.00

Hydrosulfide flk, 71.5%-74.5%

Bags, c.l.-t.l., ton 725.00

Drums, c.l.-t.l., ton 826.00

Hypophosphite, 300 pd drum

f.o.b., Niagra Falls 1.55- 1.73

Metasilicate, anhyd., cwt. 33.30- 34.10

Metasilicate pentahydrate, cwt. 20.25- 22.50

Nitrate, Wilm De. bulk,short ton 221.00

Silicate N, 3.22 solution, cwt. 8.25

Sulfate, granular tech., E. ton 122.00- 133.00

Sulfide flake, bags ton 570.00- 645.00

Drums 635.00- 725.00

Sulfite, tech. bags,t.l.cwt. 29.00

Tripolyphosphate, anhydrous

technical, bulk .39- .40

Sulfur, Frasch, crude

F.o.b. Tampa, long ton 83.00

Sublimed anchor flour

99.85% min., bags, cwt. 36.00

Sulfur, recovered

F.o.b. Vancouver, metric ton 30.00

Rubbermakers 99.5%,t.l. cwt. 14.60

Molten, dlvd., long ton

Houston 45.00- 50.00

Molten, dlvd., long ton

West Coast 10.00- 15.00

Sulfur dichloride, t.l., drums

cwt. 31.00- 33.00

Sulfur dioxide liquid

tanks, ton 230.00- 240.00

Sulfur monochloride, cwt. 19.25

TDI, jumbo Rcar-Tcar 1.26

Tin salts

Potassium stannate, t.l. 4.55- 5.50

Sodium stannate, t.l. 4.76- 5.25

Stannous fluoborate,tin,soln. 3.40

Stannous chloride anhyd. t.l. 5.75- 5.97

Stannous sulfate, t.l. 5.00- 6.39

Trichloroethylene, bulk .50- .55

Urea 46% ind'l, f.o.b. New Orl,ton 115.00- 120.00

Vinyl chloride monomer .17

Zinc

Chloride, granular, cwt. 64.00- 69.00

50% soln., tech., t.t., cwt. 29.00

Cyanide, c.l. 2.25- 2.44

ACIDS

Adipic, c.l. .69- .71

Boric, tech.,f.o.b. W.C.

Bags, ton 753.00

Bulk 708.00

Chlorosulfonic, t.t. bulk,ton 350.00

Chromic, 993/4% flk., drms.,c.l. 1.00- 1.25

Fluoboric, 48-50%, t.l. 1.02- 1.04

Formic 90%, bulk, c.l.-t.l. .40

Hydrofluoric, aqueous soln. tks. .50- .60

Nitric, ton, f.o.b. NJ

36 degree 193.00

38 degree 193.00

40 degree 193.00

Oxalic, Chinese, bags, c.l. .34

Spanish, f.o.b. .40

Propionic, bulk, t.l. .41- .43

Sulfuric 93%, tanks, ton

100% basis, f.o.b., E.C. 72.00- 75.00

Gulf 75.00

Midwest 86.20

West Coast 85.00

Terephthalic, t.l. .40

DYEING-TANNING MATERIALS

Dextrin, cwt.

Canary, bags, c.l. 36.04- 39.52

White, bags, c.l. 35.16- 35.43

FERTILIZERS

Prices are dollars per short ton unless otherwise stated.

+Ammonia, anhyd., barges, Gulf 108.00- 110.00

Ammonium nitrate, f.o.b. S.E. 135.00- 145.00

Ammonium sulfate, large gran.

bulk, Gulf 93.00- 95.00

+Diammonium phosphate

f.o.b. New Orl, bulk 127.00- 130.00

+Phosphoric acid, 52-54% 2.50

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

Coarse, bulk 77.00

Granular 79.00

Standard 73.00

+Superphosphate, triple 46% unit

f.o.b. Central Florida 94.00- 99.00

+Urea 46% Pril.dom.,f.o.b.La 110.00- 112.00

INSECTICIDES

Cube root, powder,

5% rotenone, works 1.60

Lindane, 20%, gallon 22.00

Malathion, tech. 2.15

Pyrethrum, 20% extract 38.00