CPhI 2018: Derivatives market still lagging iodine price increases

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 12 October 2018

Iodine derivative producers have reported that they are unable to pass raw material price increases on to customers because they are being undercut in the market.

Iodine derivative producers are unable to push prices up in line with raw material price increases because some companies are making cheaper derivatives available on the market.

The price of iodine, min 99.5%, spot, has risen steadily since August 2017 to $25.50-27.00 per kg from $20.50-21.50 per kg. Fastmarkets IM’s...

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