November
2017
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naturalmaplelactonemethylcyclopentenolone

NATURAL METHYL CYCLOPENTENOLONE


November 2017

The major factory that produces Natural Methanol has been closed by the Chinese government. This has caused production of U.S. Natural Maple Lactone to cease. European Natural Maple Lactone is also limited and is more than double the price of U.S. Natural.




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naturalbutyricacid

NATURAL BUTYRIC ACID


November 2017

We have been advised that the major producer of this material has been forced to close due to pollution, therefore Natural Ethyl Butyrate as well as Natural Butyric Acid prices have risen and availability is limited. There is hope that pollution controls will be in place sometime in November and production can resume then.




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heliotropine

HELIOTROPINE


November 2017

Major producer in China has had factory closed for a variety of reasons, including pollution. Prices have escalated. Very limited and restricted production is reported to be starting soon in December / January, but it will take time to fill pipelines as inventories are minimal.




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whitecamphoroilchinese

WHITE CAMPHOR OIL CHINESE


November 2017

After several attempts to locate “traditional” quality we fear it is no longer produced in China. The “new” quality cannot be substituted in place of what was considered “standard”.




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turpentinederivatives

TURPENTINE & DERIVATIVES


November 2017

We have been advised that Resin/Adhesive producers have switched to cheaper petrochemicals from Gum Rosin. With less demand for Rosin, less Gum Turpentine has been produced, leading to ever increasing prices. This has caused serious problems in the market place.

  • Iso Bornyl Acetate – with factory closings in China and lack of feed stocks, prices have soared. An Indian producer has advised that he cannot fulfill open orders, and is offering one FCL in an auction.
  • Dihydro Myrcenol – closures in China, unfulfilled demand incredibly short worldwide.
  • Camphor Gum USP – one of the largest producers in China has ceased production. Feedstock issues.
  • Terpineols, Terpinyl Acetates – prices up.



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cardamomoilguatemala

CARDAMOM OIL GUATEMALA


November 2017

2016 season ended at reduced rate of approximately 25% which has led to very limited carryover going into new crop.  Rainy season has been favorable for a strong crop; however, simultaneously recent heavy rains have caused some logistical challenges in seed collection at the start of harvest now.  Prices presently remain firm.




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