Butyraldehyde price February 2024 and outlook (see chart below)

  • North America:US$1.95/KG, -1.5% down
  • Europe:US$1.97/KG, -2.5% down
  • Northeast Asia:US$1.27/KG, -0.8% down
  • Southeast Asia:US$2.32/KG, -1.7% down
  • Middle East:US$2.22/KG, -2.2% down
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Butyraldehyde price index

This post is a summary of the Butyraldehyde price developments. The price developments of Butyraldehyde are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Butyraldehyde price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for Butyraldehyde prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of Butyraldehyde prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of Butyraldehyde
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of Butyraldehyde prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the Butyraldehyde market
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on the Butyraldehyde price index

 

What is Butyraldehyde

Butyraldehyde, also known as butanol, is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C4H8O. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet, pungent odor. Butyraldehyde is a versatile chemical that is used in the production of a wide range of products, including plastics, resins, rubber, and dyes. It is also used as a solvent and as a starting material for the production of other chemicals, such as butyl alcohol, butyl acetate, and butanol.

Butyraldehyde is produced by the hydroformylation of propylene, a process that involves the addition of carbon monoxide and hydrogen to propylene in the presence of a catalyst. It can also be produced by the oxidation of butane or by the dehydrogenation of butanol.

Butyraldehyde is a flammable liquid and should be handled with caution. It can be harmful if ingested or inhaled, and can cause irritation to the skin and eyes.

 

How is Butyraldehyde produced

Butyraldehyde, also known as butanol, is produced through the hydroformylation of propylene, a process that involves the addition of carbon monoxide and hydrogen to propylene in the presence of a catalyst. This reaction results in the formation of a mixture of products, including butyraldehyde, propylene oxide, and other chemicals.

Butyraldehyde can also be produced through the reduction of butyraldehyde or by the oxidation of butane. The specific method used to produce butyraldehyde will depend on the desired end product and the availability of raw materials.

The hydroformylation of propylene is typically carried out on a large scale in an industrial setting, using specialized equipment and conditions. The other methods of producing butyraldehyde can also be scaled up for industrial production.

 

What is Butyraldehyde used for

Butyraldehyde, also known as butanol, is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C4H8O. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet, pungent odor and is used in a variety of applications.

One of the main uses of butyraldehyde is in the production of plastics, resins, and rubber. It is often used as a starting material in the production of these materials, which are used in a wide range of products, including adhesives, insulation, and coatings.

Butyraldehyde is also used as a solvent and as a starting material for the production of other chemicals, such as butyl alcohol, butyl acetate, and butanol. These chemicals are used in a variety of applications, including the production of plastics, resins, and rubber, as well as in the production of coatings, adhesives, and other industrial products.

In addition to its industrial uses, butyraldehyde is also used as a flavoring agent in the food industry and as a solvent in the production of some pharmaceuticals. It is also used in the production of dyes and pigments.

 

Market information on Butyraldehyde

According to https://oec.world/ :Saturated monohydric acyclic alcohols nes are the world’s 1430th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Saturated monohydric acyclic alcohols nes were Germany ($570M), Singapore ($241M), Netherlands ($115M), China ($110M), and United States ($109M).

In 2020, the top importers of Saturated monohydric acyclic alcohols nes were China ($233M), Netherlands ($172M), South Korea ($133M), India ($104M), and United States ($87.5M).

 

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