Piroctone Olamine Price Trend

Piroctone Olamine is a well-known chemical that can be found in a variety of hair care products. It comes from the petrochemical industry. It's an ethanolamine salt made from piroctone, a hydroxamic acid derivative. Typically, piroctone olamine is used instead of zinc pyrithione, which is a common chemical. Ammonia and ethylene oxide (EO) are used to make ethanolamines in the commercial world. After the operating rates in the United States began to improve post-hurricane season, the North American ethylene oxide market began to stabilise in the fourth quarter of 2021. Furthermore, the dramatic drop in the arbitrage from the US was aided by congestion, restricted availability of freight vessels, and expensive rates for Asia Pacific delivery. Furthermore, throughout the fourth quarter, cost support from upstream ethylene plummeted dramatically. The offered bids for EO fell proportionally as a result, and the FOB Gulf coast spot discussion was decided at 1510 USD/MT towards the conclusion of the quarter.

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Piroctone Olamine for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Piroctone Olamine

Piroctone Olamine, an ethanolamine salt of the hydroxamic acid derivative piroctone, is a compound that is utilised to treat fungal infections. Its anti-fungal properties make it ideal for limiting the root cause of dandruff, a commonly occurring fungus called Malassezia globosa. Being an active agent, dandruff-fighting ingredient, Piroctone Olamine is often found in anti-dandruff shampoos and hair care products and serves as an alternative to the commonly used compound, zinc pyrithione. Further, it is environmentally friendly, offers multifunctional benefits, and can be used in various cosmetic formats.

Chemical Formula:

  • C16H30N2O3


  • 68890-66-4
  • Piroctone Ethanolamine
  • Octopirox

Molecular Weight:

  • 298.421 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Cosmetic Raw Materials
  • Hair Care Chemicals

Production Processes

  • Production of Piroctone Olamine via Esterification of 3,3’DMAA  

In this process, esterification of 3,3’DMAA and subsequent condensation produces isononayl derivatives of 3,3’ DMAA, which undergoes cyclisation in the presence of sodium methoxide followed by neutralisation to give crude 4-methyl-6-(2,4,4-trimetylpentyl)-2-pyrone. It is then purified using high vacuum distillation and further processed to finally react with monoethanolamine under chilled condition and form Crude Piroctone Olamine.

Supplier Database

  • Clariant AG 
  • Akoma International (UK) Limited (Akoma Skincare)
  • Hairui Chemical
  • Kumar Organic Products Limited
  • Prakash Chemicals International Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hefei TNJ Chemical Industry Co.,Ltd

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).


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