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TURPENTINE DERIVATIVES

Turpentine plays a very important role in the Flavors and Fragrances industry. It is one of the major sources for the production of terpenes, which account for around 1/3 of all the ingredients in Flavors and Fragrances.
Turpentine is mainly made up of Alpha pinene and Beta pinene, which are obtained by distillation. Pinenes can also be used to produce common commercial synthetic flavors and fragrances, such as Camphor, Borneol, Isobornyl acetate, Dihydromyrcenol, Terpineol, Terpinyl acetate, and so on.
Currently, two types of turpentine are used in the production of Flavors and Fragrances. The first is Gum Turpentine (GT), which comes from the distillation of tree resins, mainly from pine trees. The other is Crude Sulfate Turpentine (CST). This is a more recent product than Gum Turpentine, and is a byproduct of the paper industry. During the 1980s and 1990s, CST replaced GT almost entirely in the US market. However, on a global scale, neither product can replace the other.
Compared with GT, the advantages of CST are lower cost and stable supply. The disadvantage, instead, is that the production of pinenes is more complex as desulfurization is necessary in order to avoid the unpleasant odor of sulfur. To date, CST is still widely used in Asia. The turpentine derivatives produced in Asia are mainly from GT, while in the US and Europe they are mainly from CST. As a result, the price of turpentine derivatives can be quiet volatile.
Since the second half of 2016, the price of Gum Turpentine has increased in Asia, going from USD1600/MT to USD2400/MT. There are two major reasons for this increase. The first relates to the unsustainably low price of Gum Turpentine for the past 2 years, and the second to limited forest resources. Suppliers of CST and CST derivatives, therefore, take advantage of the situation and increase the price accordingly. Consequently, the price of all derivatives increases (see the graphs below). 
The GT price increase has now slowed down, but we do not envisage a fall in price in the near future. This is because Asian suppliers are still a long way off from using CST instead of GT. Moreover, the price of CST should also go up due to increased demand and the worldwide fall in paper usage.


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