Vitamin D3 500 & Menhaden Fish Meal - November 30th 2020 (30.11.2020)
In the world of Vitamin D3, we are seeing a substantial difference in market demand for food versus feed grade products. Consumption of Vitamin D3 food supplements is trending upwards, especially as we enter the winter season.
When Good Business is Good for the Environment (30.11.2020)
Last week we announced the addition of 66 new products to Glowlit Feed, including grains, crude protein, fat, and feed additives. Since then, users have been reaching out to us expressing excitement at the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive analysis of their feed costs.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - November 23rd 2020 (23.11.2020)
Vitamin C 99% For the third consecutive week, Glowlit has seen a double digit increase in the price of Vitamin C 99% as we head into the heating season. The “heating season” refers to a period of time each year when central heating systems are switched on to provide heat to local residences in Northern China.
Feed = Grains + Protein + Additives (23.11.2020)
Glowlit launched one year ago with a focus on animal feed additives. Today we are excited to announce that we are more than doubling our product list to account for the full animal feed value chain. Thanks to several strong industry partnerships, Glowlit now includes grains, crude protein, fillers, and of course, feed additives.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - November 16th 2020 (16.11.2020)
Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the 2020 United States election, with current President Donald Trump now challenging the results. Companies are assessing scenarios and forming plans according to how each administration would stabilize the economy while fighting COVID.
Connecting the Dots (16.11.2020)
With the arrival of pointillism in the late 19th century came a scientific revolution in the art world. Part of the broader Neo-Impressionist movement, it rejected the subjective approach of the prevailing artistic expression of the time.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - November 9th 2020 (09.11.2020)
In 2019, South Africa, the world's largest chromium producer, supplied 12.5 million tons of chrome ore to China, accounting for 83% of China's total chromium imports. Chromium, of course, is a key raw material in the production of Vitamin K3.
The Evolution of Market Intelligence (08.11.2020)
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ― Charles Darwin In 1834, Charles Darwin stepped off the HMS Beagle and set foot on the Galapagos Islands.
Data to Form a More Perfect Union (02.11.2020)
“Much has been said, and not without reason, against a consolidation of the states into one government.” James Madison, National Gazette (December 3, 1791) In case you haven’t heard, something big - and I mean really big - is happening tomorrow.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - November 2nd 2020 (01.11.2020)
The most remarkable market trends this week are rather...unremarkable. Both Vitamin E50 and Vitamin D3 500 have shown stability with a slow gradual decrease in price. While demand for food grade Vitamin D continues to increase following claims that it supports the immune system’s fight against COVID, its feed grade counterpart has maintained the same price level for the last 3 months suggesting that supply and demand are balanced for now.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - October 26th 2020 (26.10.2020)
The global price of Vitamin B3 increased by 1.6% over the last week. The Lonza Vitamin B3 Swiss plant suspended production over the month of October, and the Nansha plant in China will suspend production for 8 weeks from around mid-September to mid-November.
Finding the Silver Lining (26.10.2020)
Every cloud has a silver lining. The origin of this phrase - which describes the opportunity to find something positive under the most negative of circumstances - seems to be John Milton's 1634 poem Comus.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - October 19th 2020 (19.10.2020)
The price of Biotin 2% continues its slow decline since reaching a peak in March due to COVID supply chain issues. Although the price is 78% lower than that peak, Glowlit interest in the product this week went down by 19%.
The Search for a Crystal Ball (19.10.2020)
"Crystal-gazing is a particularly refined art. I do not expect any of you to See when first you peer into the Orb's infinite depths." Sybill Trelawney, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling
This week's price trends from Glowlit - October 12th 2020 (12.10.2020)
The price of Vitamin E50 has continued its decline this week by 4% compared to last week. Despite the calm in Asia following China's national holiday, Glowlit saw an 18% increase in interest for Vitamin E.
Working After the Kids Sleep 🧒 (12.10.2020)
My father started trading feed additives in the 1970s. I grew up hearing stories about those days, and they all revolved around one theme: back then everything took longer, but when the workday ended the workday really ended.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - October 05th 2020 (06.10.2020)
Price of Vitamin C 99% stayed flat in the last two months, the longest period of stability since February 2020. Vitamin C is now traded at the price it saw before the pandemic erupted around the world...
What Does the Fox Say? (06.10.2020)
Πόλλ᾽ οἶδ᾽ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ' ἐχῖνος ἕν μέγα. (The fox knows many things; the hedgehog know one big thing.) Archilochus, 650 BCE Not much has been saved from the writings of the ancient Greek poet Archilochus, though the above line from the parable of the fox and the hedgehog appears throughout a number of well-known cultural references.
This week's price trends from Glowlit - September 28th 2020 (28.09.2020)
Price of Folic Acid maintains it's 6 months decline, ever since a peak due to COIVD disruption to supply chains back in March. Vitamin B9's price is trading 12% below it's pre COVID low in the beginning of 2020.