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Menthol rises on increase in demand from pharmaceutical units

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Menthol prices rose by Rs 5 per kg in the national capital today on fresh buying support from pharmaceutical units amid paucity of stocks.

Firming trend at futures market and restricted supplies in the physical market from Chandausi in also supported the uptrend.

Menthol bold crystal, menthol flake and mentha prices were trading up by Rs 5 each to conclude at Rs 1,170, Rs 1,130 and Rs 1,050 per kg, respectively.

Traders said increased demand from pharmaceutical and other consuming industries against restricted supplies from Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh, mainly pushed up menthol prices at the wholesale chemical market here.

Following are today's quotations:

Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 950-1,800, acetic acid (1kg) Rs 53-57, ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 500-600, boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 3,800-4,300, borex granular (50 kg) Rs 2,100-2,400, caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 2,250-2,350, citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,850-4,250, citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 4,100-4,600, camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 430, camphor powder (1kg) Rs 375, glycerin (1 kg) Rs 100-150, hexamine (1kg) Rs 98, hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 30-40, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,170, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,130 and mentha (1kg) Rs 1,050, paraffin wax (1 kg) Iran Rs 60-65, paraffin wax (1 kg) Rs 70-80, paraffin wax (1 kg) Indian Rs 70-75, soda ash (50 kg) (Tata) Rs 1,325, soda ash (50 kg) (Gujarat) Rs 1,320, soda ash (50 kg) (DCW) Rs 1,320, soda ash (50 kg) (Birla) Rs 1,315, soda Hydro sulphate (1 kg) Rs 100-130, sodium hydro sulphite (1 kg) damosha Rs 130, sodium hydro sulphite (1 kg) (China) Rs 125, sodium hydro sulphite safolite (1 kg) Rs 140-182, sodium silicate (50 kg) Rs 1,100-1,500, sodium nitrate (50 kg) Rs 2,100-2,350, sodium nitrite (50 kg) Rs 2,500-2,700, sodium bio-carbonate-tata (50 kg) Rs 1,400, stable bleaching powder (25 kg) Rs 425-650, tartaric acid-France (1 kg) Rs 480, thymol (1 kg) Rs 410, titanium dioxide (1 kg) Rs 140-210, oxalic acid (pcpl) 50 kg Rs 2,600-2,700 and zinc oxide (Kg) 140-185.

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