Menthol rises on fresh buying

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: Aug 31 2012, 21:26pm hrs
Menthol prices rose by Rs 5 per kg in the national capital today on fresh buying support from pharma and other consuming units amid tight stocks.

Menthol bold crystal, menthol flake and mentha oil rose by Rs 5 each to Rs 1,700, Rs 1,590 and Rs 1,520 per kg, respectively.

Marketmen said fresh demand from pharma and other consuming industries against restricted arrivals from producing belts pushed up the menthol prices in the wholesale chemical market here.

The following are today's quotations:

Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 850- ,200, acetic acid (1kg) Rs 45-50, ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 450-700, boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 3,500-4,300, borex granular (50 kg) Rs 2,000-2,300.

Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 1,900-2,050, citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,200- 3,450, citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,000-3,600, camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 360, camphor powder (1kg) Rs 325, glycerine (1 kg) Rs 150-320, hexamine (1kg) Rs 98, hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 50-75, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,700, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,590 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,520.

Paraffin wax (1 kg) Iran Rs 95 Paraffin wax (1 kg) China Rs 109 Paraffin wax (1 kg) Indian Rs 110 Soda ash (50 kg) (Tata) Rs 1,200 Soda ash (50 kg) (Gujarat) Rs 1,150 Soda ash (50 kg) (DCW) Rs 1,150 Soda ash (50 kg) (Birla) Rs 1,150 Soda Hydro Sulphate (1 kg) Rs 120-150 Sodium hydro sulphite (1 kg) damosha Rs 125 Sodium hydro sulphite (1 kg) china Rs 108 Sodium hydro sulphite safolite (1 kg) Rs 125-155 Sodium silicate (Qtl) Rs 1,000-1,200 Sodium nitrate (50 kg) Rs 1,900-2,000 Sodium nitrite (50 kg) Rs 2,000-2,300 Sodium bio-carbonate (50 kg) Rs 1,150 Stable bleaching powder (25 kg) Rs 315-400 Tartaric acid france (1 kg) Rs 440 Thymol (1 kg) Rs 1,170 Titanium dioxide (1 kg) Rs 175-300 Oxalic acid (pcpl) 50 kg Rs 2,700- 3,200Zinc oxide (Kg) 110-120.