Fatty alcohols

Fatty alcohols Prices, markets & analysis

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The fatty alcohols are part of a group of chemicals called oleochemicals. The alcohols contain an alcohol unit as well as a glyceride unit and the functionality of those units allows the alcohols to be used in end-uses for industrial and home cleansers, detergents, surfactants.


It also enables the C8-11s to go into various construction uses and the C16-18s to go into personal care and cosmetics.


The market is driven highly by the price of veg oils in Asia, the US imports about 90% of our alcohols, so the US market is very watchful of the Asian veg oil prices.


It’s trade driven and the US, being a huge consuming market, whereas the other markets might have a little more spot selling going on

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