Aug 17
Aug 2017

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES

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Our most recent report (July 15th) is advising that Turpentine prices have stayed firm. Rain in the main Pine growing regions has not helped supply. This report also states that demand for derivatives is lackluster, as downstream plants reportedly have no urgent orders they need to cover. These plants expect prices to soften so are in no rush to buy at this time.

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Aug 17
Aug 2017

MALTOL & ETHYL MALTOL

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Prices remain high as production is still limited.

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Jul 17
Jul 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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Gum Turpentine prices continue to firm in China, with reports indicating many plants have sold out their stock, while those with stock are staying firm on their offers. We have seen this trend continue with Iso Bornyl Acetate, Camphor USP, and Dihydro Myrcenol to name a few derivatives. We have also been informed that one factory has been closed due to pollution.

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Jul 17
Jul 2017

Maltol & Ethyl Maltol

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With stocks in the hands of dealers, prices continue to firm. We have been advised that new production in China might begin August/September which will alleviate the shortages. We have also been advised that this new production will hopefully bring prices back to “normal” levels.

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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Prices for Gum Turpentine continue to firm. We have seen offers for Camphor Gum, Iso Bornyl Acetate, Dihydro Myrcenol, Terpineols, Alpha Terpinene, and Gamma Terpinene all escalate.

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

Maltol & Ethyl Maltol

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With a major producer forced to close permanently because of their second explosion in a year, both products are extremely short. Other factories have not been able to increase production without the Chinese government’s approval and ensuring that additional polluted wastes are not generated. As such, prices have escalated.

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Jun 17
Jun 2017

2-Methyl-2-Pentenoic Acid

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In line with our introduction we have been informed that two factories producing this product have been closed. We expect to see prices jump.

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May 17
May 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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Reports continue to advise there is enough demand in the market to keep prices for Gum Turpentine firm. Additionally there is a new inquiry for a very large quantity of Iso Bornyl Acetate that has caused prices to rise 20% in one day. Expect this trend to continue.

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May 17
May 2017

Vanillin & Ethyl Vanillin

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Feedstocks are still limited and pollution continues to be a concern. Additionally, an Indian group purchased a major Chinese producer causing a change to the market. Offers are limited and prices continue to rise.

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May 17
May 2017

Maltol & Ethyl Maltol

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With a major producer closed by the government both products are extremely short. Resellers who have stock are allocating their inventory causing prices to escalate. This is a very difficult situation which will last for some time.

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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The last report we received prior to this writing had “Gum Turpentine Rocketing” as a headline.  The reported cause of this increase in demand is that several derivative producers started ordering large amounts in order to fulfill contractual requirements.

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

Vanillin & Ethyl Vanillin

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With limited feedstocks in China and heightened concern over the pollution these products cause, pricing for both ingredients has increased.

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Apr 17
Apr 2017

Maltol & Ethyl Maltol

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Pricing has spiked upwards as a key requirement for the production of US Natural is currently not available.  Due to factories closing there are also shortages on synthetic versions of these products.

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Mar 17
Mar 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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With prices of Gum Turpentine continuing to firm, we have reports indicating that downstream producers are only buying what they need to fulfill firm orders.  Producers of Gum Rosin and Gum Turpentine are keeping their offers firm due to the shortfall in crude gum produced.

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Mar 17
Mar 2017

Maltol & Ethyl Maltol

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There are suggestions that a major producer has not yet reopened causing prices to rise as stocks tighten.  There are also suggestions that feedstock has become an issue.  Prices have firmed.  

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Mar 17
Mar 2017

Vanillin & Ethyl Vanillin

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There are reports that a major Catechol producer has closed.  This has caused prices to firm.  

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Feb 17
Feb 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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Firming trends for Gum Rosin and Gum Turpentine continue.  New harvesting has ceased due to cold weather.  Derivative prices like Iso Bornyl Acetate, Dihydro Myrcenol, and Camphor USP among others have all increased.   

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Jan 17
Jan 2017

Turpentine & Derivatives

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The pricing of Gum Rosin in China continues to firm as production in southern China is off.  Chinese Turpentine prices though, have softened.  Reports state that the last of the Pine Oleoresin has arrived in the spot market so small and medium Gum Resin plants have sold Turpentine for cash.  This cash is meant to purchase Oleoresin to produce Rosin.  
The same reports state that the average export price in October was $2430/ton as opposed to $1910/ton in September.  Likewise, the export of Pinenes from China in October increased by 5.66% over September.  Borneol prices rose in October by 7.9% over September but are down by 30% from the same time last year.  Camphor USP prices have also risen and are expected to continue to rise in early 2017.  Iso Bornyl Acetate has also experienced a price increase.

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Dec 16
Dec 2016

Turpentine & Derivatives

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Reports state that Gum Rosin prices continue to trend upwards as availability of crude is limited.  Pricing of Turpentine has softened slightly as several large Gum Rosin plants have sold in order to raise cash to procure more rosin.  We have not yet seen an impact on Derivative pricing.  Levels have stayed stable against pricing in October.

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Dec 16
Dec 2016

Vanillin & Ethyl Vanillin

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Low petroleum prices, currency changes, and overproduction have caused prices for both items to soften.

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Dec 16
Dec 2016

Allyl Amyl Glycolate

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China has begun to produce this material again and prices have stabilized.  Shipments should arrive in late December and become available in January.

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Nov 16
Nov 2016

Turpentine & Derivatives

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On the week of October 15th two typhoons, Sarika and Haima, both struck China. The resulting heavy rains hampered production in the Pine growing regions.  There are also reports that several Gum Rosin plants were damaged.  These influences have caused Turpentine prices to rise dramatically.  We have seen offers for Dihydro Myrcenol, Iso Bornyl Acetate, and Camphor Powder all jump this week.  It is believed that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

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Nov 16
Nov 2016

Allyl Amyl Glycolate

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Allyl Amyl Glycolate is still tight as a factory is currently still in the trial phase of producing this ingredient.   Relief is expected sometime in December.

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Oct 16
Oct 2016

Allyl Amyl Glycolate

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A major supplier’s factory has recently been closed, reportedly due to pollution.  The production freeze due to the G20 Summit, the implementation of pollution controls in China, and Hanjin’s bankruptcy have all contributed to the current shortfall in this ingredient.  Prices have escalated and stocks are limited.  

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