Essential oils are concentrated essences extracted from flowers, fruits, roots, bark, leaves, and herbs which have been used in flavor, fragrance, and medicinal applications for centuries. Recently, they have experienced a resurgence in aromatherapy and cosmetically oriented cosmetics. In turn, these areas have influenced the personal care sector of the beauty industry, making essential oils more... Read more »
Essential oils are the concentrated aroma and flavor character of the flowers, fruits, roots, bark, leaves, and herbs that we are so familiar with from our gardens and spice racks. For centuries, they have been an important part of medicine and culture and now play an indispensable role in flavor and fragrance commerce. Alongside the push... Read more »
To complement the palette of natural essential oils Berjé offers a comprehensive profile of aroma chemicals. We maintain an inventory of some 2,500 aromatics for flavor, fragrance and pharmaceutical applications. These encompass the full spectrum of those derived from turpentine to natural isolates of essential oils. Our offerings of rare pyrazines, thiazoles and diverse sulfur... Read more »
Flavor Ingredients Part of Berjé’s proficiency in the flavor industry comes not only from stocking many ingredients, but also being able to offer different varieties of those ingredients. The differences between Argentine, Californian, and Italian Lemon Oil can be subtle, but they serve as a major point of distinction when used in a well-constructed flavor. ... Read more »
Fragrance Ingredients The supply of fragrance materials has always been the cornerstone of Berjé’s business. Through decades of working with producers, we have cultivated an inclusive standing inventory that spans from commodities to specialty ingredients. We’ve combined the strength of our inventory with a flexible production system that can process tankers of material down to... Read more »
Functional Ingredients Many flavor and fragrance ingredients double as functional products. Whether they are fixed oils in cosmetics, essential oils in natural pesticides, or natural isolates in polymers, Berjé carries several grades of products suitable for applications beyond flavors and fragrances.
Very little oil has been produced and quality has been an issue. Prices continue to climb.
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”.
Prices here have jumped, and there is a notable change in quality today from regular suppliers. We have been advised that a major factory has stopped producing.
• Several reports from China have all stated that Gum Turpentine prices continue to climb weekly. • Supply is tight and most derivatives are also limited. Pinenes, Terpineols, Terpinyl Acetate, Gamma Terpinene and Camphor Synthetic have all had price increases over their prices in September. Dihydro myrcenol from China dropped from its unusually high price... Read more »
With high temperatures and heavy rains in Jiangxi Province and rains in Yunnan, Guangxi and Guangdong, productions of Crude Gum was down. Prices for Turpentine have continued to stay firm. Both Alpha and Beta Pinene, Chinese Borneol, Camphor Synthetic have all seen prices increase.
With the Indian factory down and little Gum Turpentine being produced, prices continue to escalate. Dihydro Myrcenol, Iso E Super, Iso Bornyl Acetate, Camphor USP, Alpha & Beta Pinene, Galaxolide, Terpineols, Terpinyl Acetate are all affected.
The recent reports we have received continue to advise that prices for gum turpentine are firm. IBA prices are firm and odor quality issues are beginning to surface. For Camphor Gum a major producer is limiting production of both USP and DAB, prices are increasing weekly. For Dihydromyrcenol several factories in China and India claim... Read more »
Several downstream producers have advised that they are unable to source Turpentine with the correct Alpha/Beta Pinene ratio. This has forced changes to production, which has caused prices to escalate on derivatives: Iso Bornyl Acetate, Camphor Synthetic, Borneol, Iso Borneol, Dihydro Myrcenol, both Pinenes, Terpineols, Terpinyl Acetates, Synthetic Geraniols, Synthetic Citronellols, etc. It will... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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.
Iso Bornyl Acetate is a mainstay of household fragrance creation. Its powerful piney and camphoraceous aroma can add a great deal of intensity to pine or spruce fragrances. In flavors it is used much less but it can also provide an earthy, slightly berrylike character useful in blueberry and blackcurrant profiles.
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.
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... Read more »
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,... Read more »
Our most recent report from July 23rd advises that new demand for Gum Resin has changed the dynamics of the market. Pricing has stabilized, reversing a trend of softening over the last few weeks. While processors are hoping to see the downward trend continue, the report states that Gum Resin Manufacturers are keeping their offers... Read more »
Reports of off demand and soft prices for Gum Resin from China are in line with a 50-100 RMB drop in market prices we saw the week of November 7th. Producers are holding off on further reductions in the case that counter offers are not accepted. Tree tapping will reportedly continue until the end of... Read more »