SPOT CHEMICALS

SPOT CHEMICALS

As of Oct. 15, 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

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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, Jamaican 1.03

Aloe vera, liq. gel, drums .70

Powdered, freeze dried 77.00- 95.00

American cultivated ginseng rts. 30.00- 50.00

American wild ginseng roots 240.00- 275.00

Angelica root, powder 4.15

Anise seed, Spanish 1.18

Turkish 1.08

Barberry, root, powder 1.50

Basil leaves 1.29

Bay leaves, whole, Mexican 1.12

Bayberry bark 4.00- 5.00

Black cohosh root 1.50- 1.75

Buckthorn bark 1.67- 4.12

Caraway, Dutch .54

Cascara Sagrada bark, c/s 2.81

Catnip herb, c/s 2.00- 2.50

Cayenne, ground 1.35

Celery seed .38

Chicory root, c/s 1.60

Chili powder 2.36

Chives, whole 14.50

Cinchona bark, pieces 2.95

Cinnamon (cassia), ground 1.32

Cloves, ground 2.00

Whole 2.00

Cumin seed, Indian 1.65

Curry powder 1.65

Dill seed, whole, Indian .57

Dill weed, Egyptian 5.50

Echinacea angustifolia root 10.00- 15.00

Herb 2.00- 3.00

Elm bark, powder 7.65

Fennel seed, whole .55- 1.65

Garlic powder, (USA) 2.08

Ginseng root, powder, Korean 25.00

Goldenseal herb 5.50- 7.00

Root 32.00- 38.00

Guarana, seed, powder 6.25

Hibiscus flowers

Whole 2.68

Hops, sweet, whole 3.35

Jaborandi leaves, c/s 7.05

Kola nuts,original,Jamaican .81

Lemon peel, c/s 2.60

Licorice root

Powdered 2.35

Mandrake root 1.50- 2.50

Missouri snake root 2.75- 3.00

Mustard seed .65

Onion powder 1.28

Orange peel, f/c 1.60

Oregano, Turkish 1.40- 2.45

Papain, 250 kilos,p.k. 99.50

Paprika, Spanish .75- 1.45

Parsley flks, whole 2.85

Passion flower herb .80- 1.50

Pepper, black

Ground 1.28

Whole .93

Poppy seed, Dutch .95- 1.15

Psyllium, 85% husks, p.k. 1.40

95% husks,f.o.b. Bombay 1.70

Rhubarb root, powder 2.18- 2.75

Rutin, NF 9.75

Saffron, ounce 34.00

Sage, whole, Albanian 1.60- 2.51

Sarsparilla

Root, pwd., Indian 2.10

Root, pwd., Mexican 3.16- 4.96

Sassafras

Leaves, ground 1.50- 1.77

Root, bark, c/s 3.00- 4.15

Scullcap herb 3.50- 5.00

Senna leaves

Powder 1.65- 1.95

Whole 1.06- 1.65

Sesame seed, hulled .57- 1.49

Natural .42- 1.55

Slippery elm bark 3.00- 5.00

Soap bark

Crushed 1.08

Whole .95

Sumac bark 1.25- 2.00

Tarragon leaves 6.30- 7.75

Thyme lvs., whole, Spanish .80- 1.15

Moroccan .72

Valerian root, powder 3.30- 3.38

Cut, sifted 3.00

Vanilla beans

Indonesian 25.00- 27.00

Madagascar 35.00- 38.50

Walnut hulls .75- 1.00

White willow bark .90- 1.50

Wild cherry bark .75- 1.50

Wild indigo root 10.00- 12.00

Wild yam root 1.25- 1.75

Witch hazel

Bark 1.50- 3.90

Leaves 2.00- 3.15

BALSAMS-GUMS

Balsam Copaiba, drums 4.00

Balsam Peru, drums 5.00- 7.10

Balsam Tolu, pails 10.70

Arabic gum

Powder 3.20- 3.25

Spray dried 3.50- 3.75

Benzoin, Sumatra 1.50- 1.80

Carrageenan, food grade 3.50- 8.00

Guar gum, food grade

Medium vis.4000 CPS, t.l. .50

High vis.5000 CPS .55

Super high vis.6000 CPS .67

Karaya gum

No. 1 2.50- 3.50

No. 2 2.50- 3.30

Locust bean, powder 3.50

Olibanum tears No. 1, bags 1.70- 2.50

Tragacanth gum

Powder 8.00- 12.00

Xanthan gum

Food grade 6.00- 6.50

Industrial grade 4.25- 4.70

WAXES

Beeswax

Yellow refined 3.72

White 3.82

Candelilla

Crude 2.00- 2.15

Refined, pure, bags 2.30- 2.65

Carnauba

No. 1 yellow refd.,flk. 3.62

No. 3 prime crude 2.35

No. 3 N.Country,refd.flk 2.25

NAVAL STORES

All prices in dollars.

Gum Rosin

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

K 52.00

M 57.00

N 60.00

WG 67.00

WW 72.00

Pine Oil per 100 pds. bulk,

80% alcohol 50.00- 62.00

Tall Oil Rosin

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

t.l. 35.00- 36.00

Crude, ton, tks, South 115.00- 130.00

Turpentine

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

Gum 3.65

Steamed dist, t.l. drms. cwt. 48.00

_Sulfate crude .65

Wood Rosins

(Per pound)

FF c.l. drums, f.o.b., South .81