Propylene Oxide Prices
Chart Description. This chart presents Propylene Oxide prices in several countries, as follows:
Volume-weighted average transaction prices presented, reflect the average values practiced, including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified.
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Propylene Oxide prices plotted. You can filter a given Propylene Oxide price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Propylene Oxide. Propylene Oxide (a.k.a. PO, Epoxypropane, Methyl Oxirane) is a synthetic, highly-flammable, volatile, colorless liquid that is soluble in water and miscible with many organic solvents. This organic compound is a major commodity chemical. This highly reactive compound is starting material for several products, from polymers and solvents to industrial fluids.
Chemical Formula. C3H6O
Commercial Grades. Chemical grade (ca. 8% propane), polymer grade (ca. 0.3% propane).
Uses. Surfactants; detergents; fumigant; synthetic lubricants; synthetic elastomers; solvent; food starch modified; food-packaging; adhesives; defoamer in food-contact paper/paperboard.
- Propylene + Chlorine + base (Chlorohydrin process)
- Propylene + organic hydroperoxide (indirect oxidation process; coproduced with alcohols)
- Cumene hydroperoxide + propylene (Sumitomo cumene process; coprodduced with cumene)
- Propylene + hydrogen peroxide (direct oxidation process)
To know more about Propylene Oxide production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Acetone; allyl alcohol; propylene glycol.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data Intratec provides its customers with is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or by statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations. For further details about “Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology”, click here.
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