14 November 2013 17:03 [Source: ICIS news]
White spirit in the UK is currently valued at £0.58-0.60/litre (€0.69-0.71/litre) FD (free delivered), which is unchanged from October.
Hexane in the UK is not so widely available, according to a second distributor.
“The hexane market is not so long because of [named producer]. Demand is OK,” the distributor said.
Hexane prices are also at similar levels to October values, with the range the same as white spirit at £0.58-0.60/litre.
Naphtha solvent (C9) prices are also steady in the UK, with assessments at £0.73-0.75/tonne FD.
White spirit is used mainly in the decorative gloss paints market and the ink industry.
Hexane is used in a number of applications, namely vegetable oil extraction, adhesive manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.
(€1 = £0.84)
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