Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides BPA prices in several countries, as follows:
About BPA. BPA (a.k.a. Bisphenol A, Diphenylolpropane) is a colorless liquid, with mild phenolic odor solid, insoluble in water and soluble in the great majority of organic solvents. Being a high production volume chemical, with more than 4 million tons produced in 2015, BPA is a starting material in the synthesis of polymers, mainly polycarbonates and epoxy resins. Being used in a wide range of plastic materials, BPA’s importance has increased continually with the growth of the plastics industry since the end of the 1930s.
Chemical Formula. C15H16O2
Commercial Grades. Polycarbonate grade (min. 99% purity); commercial/industrial grade (min. 95% purity)
Uses. Bisphenol A is mostly used for production of polymers, rubbers and resins; and as flame retardant; fungicide; antioxidant; and antimicrobial (and antioxidant) in cosmetics.
- Phenol + acetone (carbonyl condensation, catalyzed by hydrochloric acid).
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Derivatives. Bisphenol A is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: bisphenol A diglycidyl ether; bisphenol A glycidyl ether prepolymers; epoxy resins; phenolic resins; polycarbonate; poly(ether-imide); polyester carbonate; polyester resins; polysulfone; tetrabromobisphenol A.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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