Menthol moves up on increased industrial demand

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 27 2012, 23:51pm hrs
In thin trading, menthol prices rose by Rs 5 per kg in the local chemical market today due to increased industrial demand. However, other chemicals moved in a tight range in limited deals and settled around previous levels.

Traders said increased industrial demand against less supplies mainly helped menthol prices to went up. In the national capital, menthol bold crystal, flake and oil prices were up by Rs 5 each to Rs 1,855, Rs 1,785 and Rs 1,660 per kg, respectively.

The following are today's quotations:

Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 900-2,200, acetic acid (1kg) Rs 44-52, ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 400-450, boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 3,400-3,800, borex granular (50 kg) Rs 1,800-1,900.

Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 1,600-1,700, citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,100 3,500, citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,000-3,700, camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 290, camphor powder (1kg) Rs 270, glycerine (1 kg) Rs 90-115, hexamine (1kg) Rs 85, hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 40-45, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,855, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,785 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,660.