Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Glycerol prices in several countries, as follows:
About Glycerol. Glycerol is an organic compound, in the alcohol class, more specifically a trihydroxy alcohol. It is a colorless, odorless and viscous liquid, with sweet taste. The three hydroxyl groups are responsible for its miscibility with water, alcohol and most organic solvensts, and for its hygroscopic nature. It is highly used as humectant in food, in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
Chemical Formula. C3H8O3
Commercial Grades. Technical
Uses. Glycerol is mainly used as humectant; plasticizer; polyurethane crosslinking agent; solvent; and antifreeze.
- Oil - castor, coconut, cramble, fish, palm kernel, tobacco seed,etc (hydrolysis)
- Oil - castor, coconut, cramble, fish, palm kernel, tobacco seed,etc + methanol (transesterification)
To know more about Glycerol production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Glycerol is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: alkyd resins; benzanthrone; biomethanol; diacetin; dihydroxyacetone; dipalmitoyl phosphatidylglycerol; epichlorohydrin; fatty acid mono/diglycerides; nitroglycerine; omega-3-fatty acid, triglycerides; polyester resins, carboxylated; polyester resins, hydroxylated; polyether polyols, flexible; polyether polyols, flexible, amine-terminated; polyether polyols, rigid; polyglycerol; propylene glycol; and urethane-alkyd resins.
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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