FERULIC ACID [physical] has two kinds of cis and trans and cis for yellow oily matter, trans for square or fiber crystallization, melting point is 174 ℃, soluble in hot water, ethanol and ethyl acetate, slightly soluble in ether, soluble in benzene and petroleum ether.
ORIGIN OF RAW MATERIAL
The rice bran plant base in China are distributed in South East Part of China which accout for 18%
Middle Part of China which account for 68%
South West Part of China which account for 8%
North East Part of China which account for3%
The best quality rice bran which used to produce ferulc acid only in the north east .
FERULIC ACID SUPPLYING IN CHINA
The supplying is quite short.Their is about 30 tons gap between supplying and demanding.
1.The total supplying quantity in China at present is about 120 Tons,demanding is about 160Tons
Demanding: Solvay and Lessfare about 30 Tons
Bestally: about 70 Tons
Comestic and Nutraceutical: about 10Tons
REASON OF SHORTAGE
1.Strict Environment protection
2.YihaiKerry group has bulit a new factory in Liaoning Provinice, China to produce vanillin with natural ferulic acid.And anual production Capacity is 150 Tons.They hold about 73% of raw material which produce ferulic acid.Before year 2017,they sold out their materials to ferulic acid producers,but now it's only for their own use
3.Increasing demanding in other industrails.such us:food ,Cosmetic and sport nutrition
FORCARST IN 2019
1.The ferulic acid Supplying situation would be same tight as this year due to YIhai Kerry control the 70% raw material market
2.The supplying of vanillin would be increasing rapidly according to Yihai Kerry's plan
3.The Price would be around USD135/kg FOB China