SPOT CHEMICALS

SPOT CHEMICALS

As of Dec. 7, 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

AROMATIC SOLVENTS

Quotations are dollars per pound unless otherwise specified.

Low High

Acetone, t.t., E. of Rockies .24

_Benzene, f.o.b. Gulf

industrial barges, gallon .82

Ethylbenzene, f.o.b. Gulf

industrial barges, pd. .16

_MTBE barges, f.o.b. Gulf, gal. .62- .63

Toluene, nitr.,f.o.b. Gulf, gal. .66

Xylene

Mixed, f.o.b. Gulf, gallon .83

Para, f.o.b. Gulf, pd. .21

COATING RESINS

Dollars per pound.

Alkyds, tanks, TTR 266

Type 1, long soyabean oil .62- .70

Type 3, medium soy, linseed oil .59- .65

Melamine, Cymel 303,

formaldehyde resin,t.l. drums 1.18

Bulk 1.12

Polyvinyl acetate acrylic,wet pd .28- .40

COALTAR CRUDES

Dollars per pound.

Creosote, tks.

P1/P13, f.o.b. works, gallon

East .80- .90

P2 .80- .90

Cresol, f.o.b. works, bulk

m_Cresol 1.15

o_Cresol .66- .70

p_Cresol 1.37

Crude coaltar, gallon .50- .55

Naphthalene

Crude .29- .30

Petroleum .39- .40

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

tank truck .27- .31

Pyridine refd. 1 deg, tks. bulk, k. 7.15

DRY COLORS

Dollars per pound.

RED

Cuprous oxide

Red 1.23

Purple 1.17

Iron oxide

domestic, syn., bags .75- 1.13

Toluidine, technical, bulk, pwd. 5.95- 8.05

Cadmium

Dark shade 22.80- 25.20

Medium shade 20.00- 23.47

Light shade 20.33

Lithopone light 8.00

Carmine, No. 40 80.00- 110.00

ORANGE

Cadmium selenide, light 6.90- 7.10

Chrome CP .83- .89

Molybdate 1.60- 1.90

BLACK

Carbon black

GPF, bulk, c.l. .28- .29

HAF, bulk, c.l. .35- .36

Iron oxide .80- 1.20

YELLOW

Cadmium, various shades 5.15- 12.50

Chrome, CP, medium-dark 1.15- 1.40

Iron oxide .74- 1.12

Zinc chromate 1.55- 1.60

BLUE

Iron, dispenser grade 2.70- 3.02

Phthalocyanine toners 7.00- 12.50

Ultramarine, powder 1.90- 2.95

Manganese violet 5.80- 7.00

BROWN

Iron oxide, synthetic .80- 1.20

Metallic (Hematite) .18- .65

synthetic

Sienna, raw, natural .62- .93

Burnt, natural .67- 1.16

Umber, raw, natural .59- .90

Burnt, natural .59- .93

Van Dyke .60- .92

GREEN

Chrome 3.09- 3.45

Chromium oxide, pure 2.10- 2.53

Extra light 2.10- 2.53

Phthalocyanine toners 11.00- 20.00

INTERMEDIATES

Dollars per pound.

Anthraquinone, dispersion grd. 2.40- 3.00

o-Anisidine, imp., drms. 3.00- 3.41

Aniline, tanks, f.o.b. Gulf .40- .46

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

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

_Cyclohexane, barges, gallon 1.09

o-Chloroaniline, bulk 1.85

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

o-Dichlorobenzene, 80%, t.l. drms .67

p-Dichlorobenzene

Dry .65

Molten liquid .56

Dioctylphthalate, bulk, t.t. .48- .52

Diethylaniline, bulk, t.l. 1.37

2,4-Dinitrophenol, drum 3.26

Dimethylphthalate, bulk, t.t. .76

Diphenylamine

Flake 1.30- 1.80

Molten, bulk 1.20- 1.36

Maleic anhydride, tks. .48- .50

Briquettes, bags .51

Monocholorobenzene, bulk, t.l. .55

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

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

Nitrobenzene, t.l. .30- .33

o-Nitrophenol, t.l. 2.00

p-Nitrophenol, t.l., drms. 1.65

m-Phenylenediamine flk., t.l. 2.80- 2.85

Phthalic anhydride

Flake, c.l.-t.l. .35- .45

Molten, c.l.-t.l.tanks .33- .35

Resorcinol, technical, t.l., kilo 5.71- 5.75

o-Toluidine, drms. .75

p-Toluidine, tech., drms. 2.55

(Consult Fine and Heavy Chemicals for other intermediates.)

PAINT MATERIALS/PIGMENTS

Quotations are dollars per pound unless oth erwise specified and represent quantity differ entials.

Antimony oxide, t.l. 1.10- 1.71

Barytes, natural ground, t.l. .10- .28

Litharge, yellow, f.o.b. works

bags, t.l. .42

Methylene chloride, tanks .29

Drums .41

Mica, wet grd, #325 mesh, t.l. .24- .29

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

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

Bisilicate, lead, ground .55

Solvents, tanks

n-Butyl acetate .54- .62

Isobutyl acetate .52- .54

Methyl isobutyl ketone .51- .64

Titanium dioxide

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

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

Rutile, dry, t.l., bags .85- 1.01

Rutile, slurry, t.l. bags 1.01- 1.02

White lead carbonate, c.l. 1.01

Zinc dust #44,f.o.b. Pa.,c.l. 1.08- 1.09

Zinc oxide

French process .48- .50