The Hexane report is covered weekly in Europe and covers spot price assessments in Rotterdam, NWE and the UK.
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Hexane: Market overview
Updated to Q3 2014
The hexane market has been balanced to tight in recent years, because of decreased production.
Although buyers were said to be expecting lower prices and were accordingly purchasing on a hand-to-mouth basis three months ago, recent trends have driven prices higher, and it is only now that some relaxation in that tendency might be expected, before the onset of the olive harvest season in the autumn. Apart from that development, when consumption can be expected to increase in its use for oil extraction, no supply or demand issues appear to be on the horizon.
Pricing should therefore continue to be determined by movements in the upstream naphtha market.
Demand for European naphtha as a gasoline blendstock is expected to pick up in the third quarter on the back of the US summer driving season.
Supply could be hit in September by the start of the autumn refinery maintenance season.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
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Hexane is a solvent, mainly used in vegetable oil extraction, low temperature thermometers, calibrations, polymerisation reaction medium, paint diluent and alcohol denaturant.
Hexane is a flammable, colourless, volatile liquid and has a faint odour. It is a light solvent that is easily removed from the edible oil and can be recycled.
Hexane is used in a number of applications, in addition to vegetable oil extraction; it is also used in adhesive manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.
Industrial use of hexane includes the formulation of glues for shoes, leather products, and construction uses such as roofing.