SPOT CHEMICALS

SPOT CHEMICALS

As of Oct. 18, 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

AROMATICS

Prices are dollars per pound unless otherwise stated and represent quantity and quality differ entials.

Low High

Anethole, USP 6.00- 6.50

Amylcinnamic aldehyde 2.30- 2.50

Amyl salicylate 2.40- 3.30

Benzaldehyde NF .95- 1.00

Benzaldehyde tech. .75- .80

Benzyl acetate 2.10- 2.75

Benzyl benzoate 2.30

Benzylisoeugenol 32.00- 32.30

Citral FCC 6.00

Citronellol 3.60- 4.00

Citronellal, 85% 7.00- 10.50

Coumarin, Chinese 7.25- 7.50

Ethyl vanillin 14.75- 15.50

Eucalyptol 4.65

Eugenol 2.75- 4.45

Geraniol 60, synthetic, drms. 3.05

Geranyl acetate, synthetic 4.50- 4.70

Heliotropine 9.00- 10.00

Hydroxycitronellal 7.70- 8.25

Isoeugenol 4.25- 6.15

Ionones

Alpha 11.05- 15.10

Beta 14.55- 15.00

Linalool

Natural 19.00

Synthetic 5.00- 5.50

Linalyl acetate, synthetic 6.25- 6.50

Methyl anthranilate 3.60- 5.55

Musks

Ambrette 7.75- 8.50

Ketone 7.60- 7.75

Xylol 2.55- 2.60

Phenylacetaldehyde 12.15

a-Terpineol 1.00- 1.25

Vanillin,NF 6.00- 7.00

ESSENTIAL OILS

Dollars per pound.

Amyris 14.00

Anise star, Chinese 4.75- 5.50

Basil, Egyptian 41.00- 55.00

Bay 50-55% 26.00

Bergamot, Italian 48.00- 55.00

Bois de rose, Brazilian 14.50- 15.00

Cananga, Indonesian 13.00- 16.00

Caraway 20.00

Cardamom 42.00- 43.00

Cassia, Chinese 85% 20.50

Cedarwood, Virginiana 5.60- 6.00

Chamomile, blue Egyptian 550.00

Cinnamon leaf, Sri Lanka 4.25

Citronella, Chinese 3.25- 3.50

Cloveleaf 80%, Indonesian 1.55- 3.25

Coriander, Russian 24.00

Eucalyptus 80%, Chinese 2.50- 2.95

Geranium

Bourbon 63.00

Chinese 39.00

Egyptian 29.00- 31.00

Moroccan 35.00

Ginger, Chinese 14.00- 15.50

Indian 15.00- 28.00

Grapefruit, Florida 4.50- 5.00

Juniperberry, rectified 120.00 138.00

Lavandin, Abrialis 30-32% 9.25

Grosso 7.00- 7.35

Lavender, Spike 12.00- 12.50

Lemon

Argentine 10.00- 10.50

Californian 9.50

Italian 14.00- 18.00

Lemongrass

Cochin 5.50

Guatamalan 3.30

Lime

Distilled, Mexican 10.50- 10.80

Expressed, Mexican 11.00- 12.00

Mandarin, Italian 30.00- 38.00

Neroli,bigarade,kilo 1800.00

Nutmeg, Indonesian 6.00- 6.25

Orange

Florida, Valencia .95

Pera Brazilian .75

Origanum, kilo 54.00

Palmarosa, Indian 11.00- 12.00

Patchouli, Indonesian 11.50- 14.00

Pepper, black, Indian 14.00- 15.00

Peppermint, natural, 50% 15.00- 18.95

Petitgrain, Min. 48% 9.00

Rosemary, Spanish 7.75

Sage

Clary American 42.00

Clary French 50.00- 58.00

Clary Russian 60.00

Spanish 16.00- 18.00

Sandalwood

East Indian 100.00

Spearmint, Far West, native 13.00- 15.50

Scotch 14.50- 19.00

Thyme

Red, kilo 56.00

White, kilo 55.00

Vetiver

Bourbon 62.00

Brazilian 21.00- 22.00

Chinese 17.00

Javanese 25.00- 26.00

Wintergreen 1.75- 2.15

Ylang Ylang, extra 70.00- 92.00

PLASTICS

Prices are dollars per pound, delivered in bulk rail shipments or truck load bags.

Acetal

Extrusion 1.84- 2.37

Injection molding 1.79- 2.30

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

High impact 1.01

Plating 1.13

Pipe .65

Acrylic

GP 1.17

Hi impact 1.35- 1.52

Cellulosics

Cellulose acetate 1.68

Cellulose acetate butyrate 1.66- 1.78

Cellulose propionate 1.68- 1.82

Fluoropolymers

CTFE 30.00- 35.00

ECTFE 11.00

FEP 11.85- 12.40

PTFE 6.80- 9.20

PVDF 6.00- 7.00

Ionomer resin 1.45- 2.20

Melamine crystal monomer,t.l. .45- .47

Melamine formaldehyde

molding compound, white .95

colors, t.l. 1.03

Molding compounds

Ignition resistant 1.05- 1.12

Nylon

Nylon 6, GP 2.01- 3.06

Nylon 6,6 GP 2.06- 2.54

Mineral filled 1.86- 2.47

Nylon 612 2.99- 3.61

Phenolic resin, dry .58- .77

Polybutylene

Film resin 1.04

General purpose 1.07- 1.13

Hot water pipe 1.82

Cold water pipe 1.27- 1.32

Polycarbonate

Compact Disc-grd, t.l. 2.81- 2.90

GP/IM, t.l. 2.49- 2.61

Polyesters: Thermoplastic

PBT type: IM 1.55- 2.82

PET bottle resin .63- .67

Polyester: Thermoset

Bisphenol-A, t.l., drums 1.45

GP ortho, bulk .60

Isophthalic .60- .65

Polyethylene High Density

Blow molding .30- .32

Injection molding .29- .31

Polyethylene Low Density

Blow molding .41- .47

Extrusion coating .35- .37

Film quality/liner grade .32- .35

Injection molding .37- .39

Polyphenylene oxide 1.97- 2.48

Polypropylene

GP homopolymer inj.,Rcars .29- .31

Raffia extrusion .27

Polystyrene,GP crystal, Rcars .39- .42

High impact (HIPS) .44- .46

High heat crystal .41- .43

Polysulfone, std. grd. 4.05

10% glass 3.96- 5.50

30% glass 3.42- 4.82

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC resin)

General purpose .32- .33

Specialty/Film .32- .33

Pipe .29- .31

SAN, natural or crystone

Bags, t.l. 1.06- 1.10

Cartons, t.l. 1.02- 1.07

Styrene monomer .25- .28

Vinyl acetate monomer .38- .43

Urea formaldelhyde, 37%

7% methanol .12- .13

SYNTHETIC TEXTILES

Dollars per pound.

CELLULOSIC FIBERS

Acetate filament yarn

55 denier 1.90- 1.94

150 denier 1.90- 1.94

Acrylic staple

1.2-1.5 denier .82- 1.30

2 denier .82- 1.17

3 denier .75- 1.10

Rayon staple fiber 1.11- 1.16

NON-CELLULOSIC FIBERS

Nylon

Carpet staple 1.60- 1.90

PBI staple, fire resistant,

1.5 denier 66.50

Polyester

Carpet staple .75- .85

Industrial staple .65- .75

Textile staple, 1.5 denier .73- .75

Textile filament yarn, 150 denier .85- .90