Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides BPA prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective BPA prices plotted. You can filter a given BPA price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
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. 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. commercial/industrial grade (95% minimum purity) and polycarbonate grade (99% minimum purity).
Uses. Bisphenol A is mostly used for production of polymers, mainly polycarbonates and epoxy resins, but also rubbers and resins. It is also used as flame retardant; fungicide; antioxidant; and antimicrobial (and antioxidant) in cosmetics.
- Phenol + acetone (carbonyl condensation, catalyzed by hydrochloric acid).
To know more about BPA production processes, click here.
Derivatives. bisphenol A diglycidyl ether; bisphenol A glycidyl ether prepolymers; epoxy resins; phenolic resins; polycarbonate; poly(ether-imide); polyester carbonate; polyester resins; polysulfone; and tetrabromobisphenol A.
Methodology. The 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 Methodology.
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