Hexane Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS offers trusted and reliable market intelligence for those buying or selling Hexane or related products in the global Hexane market.
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Hexane: Market overview
The hexane market has been balanced to tight in recent years, because of decreased production.
Demand for hexane usually increases during the olive harvest season because it is used for extracting oil, but this is now drawing to a close. One view from the buy side of the market is that consumption is low in the early part of the year and 2014 has begun consistent with that norm, with little likelihood of much change in the next three months.
Nevertheless, the market is primarily feedstock-driven, namely naphtha. The European naphtha market is bracing itself for fundamental changes in 2014 as it is forced to loosen its tight grip over the US export market. The US, traditionally a naphtha importer, is now settling comfortably into its new role as a naphtha exporter.
A decline in demand for naphtha from the petrochemical sector in the US - as cheap ethane has replaced the feedstock at many US crackers - is also paving the way for more US naphtha exports. Potentially increased availability of naphtha implies downward pressure on hexane values.
Updated to mid-Jan 2014
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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.