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TCC has limited open availability for meetings at AFPM 2015.

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Please note AFPM 2016 will be in Dallas, TX.

Product News

Adipic Acid: 25 Kg., 500 Kg. and 1,000 Kg. Bags (In Stock and Available Now!)

Ammonium Bromide: 25 Kg. Bags in Stock and Immediately Available

Bio- Succinic Acid: 2,000 lb. supersacks and 25 Kg. Bags Available Now!

Bio- Plasticizers: TCC offers a full line of bio-plasticizers. In stock and immediately available.

Dicyandiamide: 25 Kg. Bags and 2,000 lb. supersacks available now!

Epoxidized Soy Bean Oil: TCC offers bulk trucks, drums and totes to North America.

GPO DiOctyl Terephthalate (DOTP): TCC offers bulk trucks of GPO DOTP to North America. Product is in stock and available now.

Malic Acid: 25 Kg. Bags in Stock and Available Now!

Maleic Anhydride: 25 Kg. bags of USA produced briquettes available now!

Methanol: Bulk Trucks and Railcars available to North America.

NatureFlexx 509: Phthalate Free General Purpose Plasticizer. Available in Bulk, Totes (2200 lbs.) and Drums. (Totes in stock and immediately avail.)

 

Plasticizers:

Branched plasticizers DINP, DOTP, DOP, DOA, TOTM, and linear DUP, 911P, L9P, L9 trimelliate, 79 Trimellitate, and 810 Trimellitate. In stock and immediately available.
Tetrabromo Phthalic Anhydride (TBPA): 1,000 Kg bags in stock and available now!

Vestinol 9 DINP: TCC offers bulk trucks and split loads (w/ eso or dop) of DINP to North America.

Urea: Technical Prilled, Feed Grade and DEF Solution in bulk rail and pneumatic (dry), 2,000 lb. sacks and 25 Kg. bags.

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February 2015 Critical Feedstock MarketsRaw Material Trends Legend

Benzene: U.S. benzene contracts for January settled down a whopping $1.17/ gallon to US$2.20/ gallon from Decembers US$3.37/ gallon. Followed by an additional US$.19/ gallon for February to US$2.01/ gallon. February spot benzene is currently trading in the US$1.90- $2.00/ gallon range. The February contract price is the lowest benzene price in the past 5 years. June 2014 had the highest U.S. contract price of the year at US$5.28/ gallon. Prior months pricing: October $4.22/ gallon, November $3.85/ gallon and December $3.37/ gallon.

N Butane: The plunging energy markets drove Normal Butane prices much lower. Currently Normal Butane is trading in the mid US$.60’s up to US$.80 per gallon. This is half of what it was trading just one year ago.

Ethylene: U.S. Contract Price for December settled down US$.0725/ lb. to $.3825/ lb. January followed with a US$.03/ lb. decrease to $.3525/ lb. February Spot ethylene is trading in the mid $.30’s/ lb. October 2014 settled at US$.505/ lb. And November 2014 at US $.455/ lb.

Natural Gas: Natural gas pricing started to trend much lower beginning mid- November and continued through the end of the year. Current NYMEX pricing is trading near US$2.95- $3.00/ mmbtu. Looking forward February NYMEX natural gas closed January 15th at $3.158/ mmbtu which is up from January 8th’s closing of $2.927/ mmbtu.

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Oil: Has crude pricing seen the floor and is on a rebound?? All indications are that this is the case. WTI dropped from the sub $100/ barrel level in July 2014 to almost $44/ barrel in late Janauary. It has since gained approximately 8% and has remained in the low $50’s/ barrel and most recently the high $40’s per barrel for the month of February. The stabilizing price has had its effect on derivatives which have also stabilized. +

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Orthoxylene: February orthoxylene contract pricing had a very rare split settle as market conditions changed rapidly. The earlier settlement was down US$.01/ lb. to US$.35/ lb. while the later settlement increased by US$.01/ lb. as mixed xylene prices rose. – & +

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