Shipping Lines to stop accepting plastic scrap shipments to Hong Kong

James Gubera – Nylon 66 Sales Specialist

Nylon 66 Off-Grade Base Resin
PA66 Wide Specification Compounds
PA66 Post Industrial (PI) Baled Fibers, PI Regrinds / PI Shred
Contact Jim Gubera at:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com

Shipping Lines will stop accepting plastic scrap shipments to Hong Kong!

The major shipping lines in the USA are going to stop accepting plastic scrap shipments to Hong Kong in order to comply with the new Environmental pollution and solid waste law in China.  China has adopted and passed “Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Wastes” which will go into effect September 1, 2020. 

At this time, we know of 4 major shipping lines that have stopped making plastic scrap shipments, or intend to stop making plastic scrap shipments to Hong Kong in order to comply with the new law.

  • MSC – June 1, 2020
  • Cosco – September 1, 2020
  • Hapag Lloyd – September 1, 2020
  • Maresk – September 1, 2020

Under the new law it appears that the Chinese Government will no longer allow plastic scrap and mixed color plastic pellets to be imported into Hong Kong.  Mainland China currently allows off grade plastic pellets that are uniform pellets, uniform color, uniform packages and uniform labels to be imported into the country.  The new law was passed in order to bring Hong Kong in line with the same rules that regulate the shipment of virgin plastic resin into China.

New Chinese Plastic Scrap Rules and Regulations:

Please visit the link below to answer any questions, and find the details regarding this new law.

http://www.mee.gov.cn/ywgz/fgbz/fl/202004/t20200430_777580.shtml

The document referenced above is written in Chinese, but you can cut and paste the information into Google Translate using “Simplified Chinese” to translate the document to English, or any other desired language.

Chemco Services sells the following types of PA66 off grade pellets, baled fibers and PI regrinds/shred. All of the Nylon 66 that CSI sells is off grade / wide specification resin and compounds.  We do not sell any prime PA66 resin or compounds.

Chemco Services Inc. (CSI) is a Nylon 66 plastic sales and PA66 recycling/service company that collects, processes, and sells Nylon 66 off grade pellets, baled fibers and regrinds that are generated from the nylon 66 polymer plants and fiber extrusion plants in the USA.  CSI’s main office and largest plant is located in Cantonment, Florida. Chemco Services only sells nylon materials, and does not handle any other types of plastic off grade or scrap. 99% of our business is PA66, and all of the nylon CSI sells is 100% post-industrial (PI) scrap from the polymer plants or fiber extrusion plants in North America.  CSI has 2 plants for collecting and recycling nylon off grade pellets and scrap in the USA.  CSI collects and processes approximately 33-34 million pounds of Nylon 66 per year.  CSI sells Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification base resin, off grade pellets, compounded resins, PI baled fibers and PI regrinds and shred.

CSI sells the following types of PA66 Off Grade Resin / Pellets:

  • Injection Grades w/Lube
  • B-Grade NAT – Base Resin
  • B-Grade NAT w-HS – Base Resin
  • Blended NAT / HS – Compounding Feed Stock
  • High Viscosity 
  • Impact Modified
  • Semi Dull
  • Dull 1.5% TiO2
  • Glass Filled (GF)
  • Flame Retardant (FR)
  • GF-FR Mixed Color 
  • Post-Industrial (PI) Shred / Regrinds
  • PI Baled Fibers – Bright / Mixed Luster 

Contact Jim Gubera for a price quotation
Tel # +1 281-556-6481
Email: jgubera@chemcoservices.com
www.xspoly.com
Chemco Services Inc. – Nylon 66 Off Grade Specialists

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Have Nylon 66 – PA66 off grade resin prices finally reached bottom in 2020?

James Gubera – Nylon 66 Sales Specialist

Chemco Services, Inc. Nylon 66 Off-Grade Base Resin
PA66 Wide Specification Compounds
PA66 Post Industrial (PI) Baled Fibers, PI Regrinds / PI Shred
Contact Jim Gubera at:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com

Has the price of Nylon 66 resin finally reached the bottom by July 1, 2020?

     First of all, I would like to thank everyone that takes the time to read the articles that I post to my blog.  I appreciate you taking a few minutes out of your day to read the information, and thanks to those individuals that take the time to respond or ask for more information.  If you have any questions that you would like to ask about the PA66 off grade market, then please send your question to: jgubera@chemcoservices.com

     As we all know the price of Nylon 66 has been on a rollercoaster ride for the past two and a half years.  Starting in late 2017 the price of PA66 was on a constant upward trend throughout 2018, and then in 2019 the Nylon 66 market gave back all of the price increases that had experienced the previous year.  The price of PA66 had appeared to have finally reached a point of stability in early 2020 until we were all faced with the market destruction due to the slow down in the world economy brought on by the Covid-19 virus.  Needless to say, the Covid-19 crisis has been a real disaster for everyone around the world.  I don’t think that I know anyone in the plastics industry that has not been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, that is unless you are selling high melt PP to make the fiber that is used in the face mask industry, or the other plastic and polymers that are used to make personal protection equipment.

     It looked like the PA66 market had finally seen the price of the off grade / wide specification resin stabilize in early 2020, and then unfortunately the market price for material softened even more in early March once the slowdown in the world economy kicked into full gear.  I think the greatest impact to the Nylon 66 market has been the slowdown in the world’s auto industry, which has greatly decreased the demand for both prime and off grade material in that market.  I know that PA66 is used to make many different types of products other than just auto parts, but I do believe the decrease in demand for tire cord, airbags and under the hood engine parts has had a significant negative impact on the volume of nylon that is needed in the world market.  The major PA66 producers around the world have decreased the volume of material that is being made at their plants in order to try to maintain some type of balance in the supply and demand for their finished products.  Due to the slowdown there has been a significant decrease in demand for the base resin that is used to make added value compounds and injection molding grades of resin, and the polymer used to make fibers for airbags and tire cord. 

     It appears that the price of prime PA66 is around $0.98-$1.00/lb. ($2150-$2200/mt) in the spot market, and $1.05-$1.10 for the large volume contractual buyers, and even higher prices for everyone else depending on the actual order volume for prime material.  I think that the Nylon 66 producers are working hard to keep some balance to the supply and demand curve for resin in order to maintain some amount of price stability in the market.  Hopefully now that July is here auto manufacturing starts picking up in the USA, Canada and Mexico, which would definitely be good for PA66 sales in the domestic market.  Once the auto industry does open back up, and there is an increase in manufacturing, it may take 30-60 days for everyone to work down the inventory that is on hand before the market sees an overall increase in demand for the production of more virgin PA66 polymer.  Although the USA market is somewhat insulated from PA66 imports from Asia, the Asian and European 66 producers will probably be very price aggressive in an effort to create new sales in other export markets, and to recover old business that has been lost due to the slowdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

     In regards to the price of PA66 off grade / wide specification resin, post-industrial (PI) fibers and PI regrinds / shred, all of these materials have seen further prices decreases as well since the beginning of this year.   The price for PA66 off grade has adjusted down to levels that were being seen in the 66 market in late 2017, and prior to the continuous Nylon 66 price increases that the market experienced throughout 2018.  It is somewhat interesting to see that due to the slowdown in polymer production at the plant level, and coupled with the slowdown in general manufacturing in the USA, there is now less material for sale in the domestic off grade and scrap markets.  We are seeing good demand for all of the lower cost Nylon 66 feed stocks that are used to make reprocessed pellets, and added value compounds in the export market.  Unfortunately demand for PA66 off grade and scrap is still very soft in the USA market, and will probably stay that way until August, and maybe even into September of this year.  At the moment we can sell more of the lower cost Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification pellets and PI regrinds / shred than we can collect and recycle from the polymer plants.  Although the price of PA66 off grade is lower than what we would like to see at the moment, and once the world economy picks back up, then the price of PA66 off grade and PI regrind / shred will probably increase slightly due to there being greater demand than supply for the lower cost feed stocks in the world market.

     Unfortunately, the Covid-19 crisis is not over yet, so we are a still faced with several more months of continued uncertainty and weak demand in both the prime and off grade Nylon 66 markets.  I wish the best of luck to everyone around the world that is out there fighting every day to survive through these challenging times brought on by the world Covid-19 pandemic.  Be safe and stay healthy, so we can all survive in order to come back and be profitable once again.

CSI has the following PA66 Blended NAT HS pellets in stock and ready for shipment.  The CSI Grade # 1007HS is an excellent feed stock for making PA66 glass filled pellets and added value copounds.

CSI Grade # 1007HS Blend

  • PA66 Off Grade Pellets – Natural – Heat Stabilized
  • There will be green / blue green (HS) pellets present in the boxes
  • There will be some low melt pellets (PA66/6) present in the blend
  • Can have off color pellets and/or black specs present in the blend
  • Approximately 4-7% PA6/66 Copolymer Resin
  • Packaged in Supersacks / Big Bags or boxes with PE Poly Liners

Contact Jim Gubera for a price quotation
Tel # +1 281-556-6481
Email: jgubera@chemcoservices.com
www.xspoly.com
Chemco Services Inc. – Nylon 66 Off Grade Specialists

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How to use the internet to help your company survive the COVID-19 crisis!

How to use a website and the internet to help your company survive the COVID-19 crisis!

I know that everyone and all businesses are facing very challenging times due to the world’s COVID-19 pandemic that has created the current global crisis.  Money is tight and most companies are just trying to survive and move forward while trying to generate a profit so they can pay their bills and make the next payroll.  We are all in the same boat, and we will all make it through this crisis, and survive to grow our businesses, and once again achieve prosperity.  Just remember, as long as you are still alive you will make it, and life and business will get better as time moves forward.  Never give up, be brave and fight, and move forward.

I am sure that the last thing that you want to do at the moment is spend the limited resources and money that you have on developing a new website, but that is what is needed more than ever in the challenging times like we are currently facing.  Take the time to build and develop your personal brand, while developing your company’s brand at the same time.  You are the face of your company, so take the extra time that you have at this moment to write and publish informative and useful information that your customers can use to help them grow their own businesses.  Over the past several years I have taken the time to brand myself as the “Nylon 66 Off Grade Sales Specialist”, because that is what I spend most of my time doing.  That is, developing new customers and finding new sales opportunities to sell more Nylon 66 off grade pellets, baled fibers, and PA66 PI regrind and shred.  I will take the time to tell you how I have accomplished my goal to be the #1 organically ranking webpage for PA66 off grade base resin and nylon compound sales on the internet.

The first step is to develop a functional webpage that you own and manage using WordPress.org.  If you are a large corporation that will eventually have a website that is thousands of pages long, then you want to develop a website on a platform that meets your specific needs.  Please note that you don’t want to use WordPress.com, because WordPress.com is basically a third-party service provider that will actually have control over your site.   Remember when you are writing pages and articles for your website to write Google friendly articles that follow Google’s Best Practices Guidelines that you can lookup and read on the Google website.  The reason you want to write a Google friendly article is because 75-80% of your websites traffic will come to you by way of the Google search engine.  Keep in mind that you are writing something for both Google and your target audience.  When writing the article keep the information at a 6-7 grade level.  Unfortunately, the last statement is sad but true.  If you are writing a technical paper for a professional group then it will be OK to write at a higher education level to meet the needs of the target audience.

Do not use a third-party development company like, GoDaddy, Wix, Squarespace, or any of the other similar service providers.  The main reason for not using a third-party web developer is that only about 5-6 % of these sites will ever organically rank in Goolge.  Typically, the third-party vendors main business is something other than just promoting your website and business, and they just suck you in with the promise of a cheap/inexpensive site that will at best only achieve marginal performance.  Have you ever had a Wix or Squarespace website pop up when you do a Google product search? I have not, and most likely neither have you. Another reason not to use a third-party service provider is that you will only be able to use their web design program that will not give you full control of the pages look and layout.  You will probably have to use a program that meets their needs and is not tailored to your specific needs and industry.  And maybe the most important reason is, because if they go out of business or change ownership you are at their mercy, and may lose ownership and control of your webpage.  Take the time to develop a website that you have full control over once it is up and running on WordPress.org.

Once you have your site up and running learn to write informative articles that add value to the internet.  By that I mean, take the time to write articles that answer questions or solve problems for your customers and clients.  You should be publishing information that your customers can use to improve their own business, or solve a problem that they need help in solving.  This will allow you to present yourself as an expert in your field that people want to read and follow on the internet, while at the same time developing your own personal brand.  Your goal in posting information on the internet is to add useful information that contributes to making the internet a source of good and useful information.  Don’t write fluff and tell everyone how great you and your company are, because that is not what Google is looking for, and it adds no real value to the information base that the internet is suppose to provide to the reader.

Learn to use social media to attract new customers and drive traffic to your site.  Take the time to write a good profile description of yourself and company, then post it on LinkedIn, Facebook and Google My Business.  Post articles on your website and link them back to LinkedIn that address current issues in your industry that are informative and helpful.  Use Facebook to post articles that present your products and services to your customer base that make them want to follow your page on a regular basis.  And last but not least, post a short sentence on Twitter that catches the readers eye, and makes them want to read the article and check out the website.

This is the order in which you should write and publish the information or article to the website.

Write the article and post is on your site first, then use a WordPress plugin like “Socialwarfareplugin.com” to post the article to Google My Business, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and any of the other social media platforms that you are using to promote the business.  You want to do this in order to drive the traffic back to your site, just like I did to get you to read this article.  This is the way to improve you organic ranking in Google to help move your webpage to the first page on the Google search engine.

You need to take the time to write and post good informative articles to the website in order for other individuals and companies to want to share the information and link to your site.  We have a saying in the SEO/SEM Digital Marketing class that “Content is King”, and that is what makes you stand out as an expert in your field, and makes people want to read and share what you write.  Developing good back links is one of the many things that Google looks for with their ranking algorithm to evaluate and organically rank a website. 

Always keep in the mind the main 4 criteria for ranking organically on a Google search are:

  1. Publishing well written and informative articles that add true value to the Google search engine.

2. Use Social Media to develop your customer base and drive traffic to your site.

3. Develop good back links that send positive signals to Google that help increase the sites organic ranking.

4. Develop a good web page that allows you to rank in the top 3 slots in the Google Local square, when searching for products and services in your city, town, and community.

I am not big on Pay Per Click (PPC) programs, which can be helpful in some cases in promoting new products and services, or in cases where you have a short window of time to promote your product and service and make some sales.  Only about 7-8% of people even click on the first 3 paid ads that appear at the top of any Goolge search.  Most of the PPC programs that I have seen have marginal performance at best, and can be very costly depending on the Keyword search term that you are buying.

Developing a good organically ranking website will take some time and effort on you part, but the reward and return in the long run will be an increase in business and profits by increasing the traffic to your site.

I am a Nylon 66 / PA66 off grade salesman, and these are some of the Keywords that XSPOLY.com ranks organically on when making a search for PA66 off grade nylon sales on the internet.

  1. Nylon 66 Sales Specialist
  2. Nylon 66 Off Grade Sales Specialist
  3. Nylon 66 Off Grade Sales
  4. Nylon 66 Off Grade Resin Sales
  5. PA66 Off Grade Resin Sales
  6. PA66 Wide Specification resin sales
  7. Nylon 66 off grade base resin
  8. Nylon 66 off grade base resin sales
  9. Nylon 66 bright regrind sales
  10. Nylon 66 shred sales
  11. PA66 Shred Sales
  12. Nylon 66 wide spec fiber sales
  13. PA66 wide spec fiber sales
  14. Nylon 66 wide specification fibers
  15. PA66 wide specification fibers
  16. Nylon 66 wide specification fiber sales
  17. PA66 wide specification fiber sales
  18. Sells nylon 66 off grade
  19. Sells PA66 off grade
  20. Sells Nylon 66 off grade resin
  21. Sells PA66 off grade resin

James R. Gubera

Nylon 66 / PA66 Sales Specialist

Email:  jim@xspoly.com or  jgubera@chemcoservices.com

Tel #:  +1-281-556-6481

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Invista declares force majeure for the Nylon 66 / PA66

Nylon 66 / PA66 Off Grade Sales Specialist

Nylon 66 Off-Grade Base Resin
PA66 Wide Specification Pellets & Compounds
PA66 Post Industrial (PI) Baled Fibers, PI Regrinds / PI Shred
100% PI Scrap, Lumps/Chunks/Purge Patties

Invista declares force majeure for Nylon 66 / PA66 for the plant located in Kingston, Ontario.

Invista has been forced to declare force majeure for the PA66 plant located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada due to problems receiving railcar shipments of feed stock that are needed to make polymer.  The disruption in rail service in Canada is being caused by Indigenous anti pipeline protesters/activists in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in British Columbia who are fighting a 416-mile gas pipeline crossing through the Tyendinaga Hohawk territory.  The protesters in Ontario have blocked rail service since Feb. 10th, which has been blamed for 1,400 layoffs at Canada’s main rail companies, and disrupted feed stock and chemical shipments in and around Ontario.  In early February Canadian National, which owns the rail line, won an injunction to clear the blockade near the city of Belleville, Ontario.  Unfortunately, the police are wary of protests and violent confrontations like in the 1990s with Indigenous groups, so thus far the authorities have been unwilling to forcefully remove the protesters/activists from the tracks.

I do want to be clear that the Invista force majeure is only affecting the Nylon 66 / PA66 customers that are receiving nylon polymer and resin from the Kingston plant.  The current force majeure does not affect Invista’s other PA66 plants or nylon supply in North America.

On the upside, I have heard that Invista is starting back up the ADN plant located in Orange, Texas after a successful plant turn around.  All of the planned maintenance has been completed at Orange on schedule, and Invista does not anticipate any problems during the plant startup.

Nylon 66 Off Grade Base Resin / Wide Specification pellets for sale:

  • CSI Grade # 1007NCB
  • PA66 B- Grade – Natural – Off Grade / Wide Specification
  • Can have off color yellow pellets and or black specs in the resin
  • Packaged in boxes with PE Poly or Foil Liners
  • Relative Viscosity Formic – RVF:   45-55  
  • Relative Viscosity Sulphuric – RVS:  2.61-2.81
CSI Grade # 1007NCB
PA66 Natural Off Grade Base Resin
Nylon 66 NAT Wide Spec Pellets
CSI Grade # 1007NCB
Nylon 66 Wide Specification Base Resin
CSI Grade # 1007NCB
PA66 Natural Off Grade Base Resin
Nylon 66 NAT Wide Spec Pellets
CSI Grade # 1007NCB
PA66 Off Grade Natural Pellets

Contact Jim Gubera for a price quotation
Tel # +1 281-556-6481
Email: jgubera@chemcoservices.com
www.xspoly.com
Chemco Services Inc. – Nylon 66 Off Grade Specialists

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Do you want to improve your internet presence in order to attract new customers and sales conversions from your website?

Jim Gubera Email: jim@xspoly.com

Does your company need help in developing a website that ranks organically in the Google search engine, and direction in creating an effective digital marketing program, and social media presence on the internet?

  There are the main 3 factors that are required in order to build the foundation needed to have an organically ranking web page in today’s competitive internet market place.  All companies need a well written and continually updated / managed website, with good back links that support the written text while directing traffic to your site, and a social media presence that sends positive signals to Google that there is social interaction with your website.

    I can help plastics companies that want to increase their sales on the internet by developing a digital marketing program that allows their website to rank organically in the Google search engine.   Would you like to learn how to develop new sales by utilizing current technology and the internet to attract new customers and sales conversions, while meeting the needs of the buyer in order to build brand loyalty?

    I have been selling plastic resin in the plastics industry since 1986, and have been traveling and selling Nylon 66 in China / Asia since 1996.  I have over 11 years of SEO/SEM/Digital Marketing training and experience, and have taken SEO/SEM classes on a continuous basis since 2008. This allows me to stay current with the changes that are made to the Google algorithm that affect a webpages ability to organically rank on Page 1 on the internet.  I have a good understanding of digital marketing, and the skill set required to use social media like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to engage new customers and develop new material sales.  I have the ability to develop a Google (organically) ranking website to build brand loyalty that attracts new customers, and sales conversions that add real value to the company, while meeting the needs of the customer.

     I understand that “Content is King” in webpage development and site performance, and know how to incorporate keywords and user intent in developing an organically ranking customer friendly website.  I know how to use SEO tools like Google Analytics, SEMrush and Screaming Frog to analyze a website in order to make data driven decisions that will improve the sites performance.  I know how to properly tag a sites pages using Schema in order to improve the pages ranking in the Google algorithm and placement in Google local.  I understand how to seek out and build strong back link profiles that are important for a page’s ranking, while adding real value to the website by supporting the written text.  I have a strong focus on value creation using the internet that in turn meets the needs, and delivers value to the customer.  I have a can do, proactive mindset that enables me to think out-side-of-the-box in the pursuit of new marketing and sales opportunities that add long term value and profit to the company.

    My specialty is selling Nylon 66 / PA66 off grade base resin into the world’s added value compounding market.  I have over 20 keywords that organically rank in the Zero slot or #1 position in Google.  I have branded myself as the “PA66 Off Grade Sales Specialist”, and can help you develop an effective internet marketing program to achieve the same results.

Listed below are the organically Ranking Search Terms on the internet for www.xspoly.com for Nylon 66 – PA66 Off Grade Resin Sales.

  1. Nylon 66 Sales Specialist
  2. Nylon 66 Off Grade Sales Specialist
  3. Nylon 66 Off Grade Sales
  4. Nylon 66 Off Grade Resin Sales
  5. PA66 Off Grade Resin Sales
  6. PA66 Wide Specification resin sales
  7. Nylon 66 off grade base resin
  8. Nylon 66 off grade base resin sales
  9. Nylon 66 bright regrind sales
  10. Nylon 66 shred sales
  11. PA66 Shred Sales
  12. Nylon 66 wide spec fiber sales
  13. PA66 wide spec fiber sales
  14. Nylon 66 wide specification fibers
  15. PA66 wide specification fibers
  16. Nylon 66 wide specification fiber sales
  17. PA66 wide specification fiber sales
  18. Sells nylon 66 off grade
  19. Sells PA66 off grade
  20. Sells Nylon 66 off grade resin
  21. Sells PA66 off grade resin

Please feel free to contact me to discuss ways to help your business grow using technology and the internet.

Contact: Jim Gubera Email: jim@xspoly.com or call Tel # 281-556-6481

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Has the price of Nylon 66 off grade resin finally stabilized in January 2020?

James Gubera – Nylon 66 Off Grade Sales Specialist

Nylon 66 Off-Grade Base Resin
PA66 Wide Specification Compounds
PA66 Post Industrial (PI) Baled Fibers, PI Regrinds / PI Shred
100% PI Scrap, Lumps/Chunks/Purge Patties

It appears that the price of PA66 off grade base resin and compounded pellets has finally stabilized at the beginning of 2020. In 2019, it seems like the price of off grade nylon decreased every month in the world market.  The nylon market has seen the price of PA66 off grade resin decrease almost 50% over the past 12 months, and the price of nylon wide specification resin has returned to the same price level in the market where it was in late 2017.  It has been a challenging time in the Nylon 66 market over the past 2 years, with PA66 off grade prices increasing monthly throughout 2018, and then to only have the price of PA66 correct downward throughout 2019.  There is currently plenty of PA66 off grade resin and post-industrial scrap readily available for sale in the market, so it appears that nylon prices should remain stable through the first quarter of the new year.

Chemco Services New PA66 Offer

Chemco Services (CSI) has 2-3 truck loads / FCL of CSI Grade # 1007HSB PA66 NAT HS standard off grade pellets available for sale and immediate shipment.  The 1007HSB is good base resin that is well suited for added value compounding applications.  All of the PA66 that CSI sells is marketed, sold, and billed as “off grade / wide specification” resin. 

1007HSB Natural Best Quality – Heat Stabilized
PA66 B- Grade – Natural w/HS – Off Grade / Wide Specification
There will be green / blue green (HS) pellets present in the boxes
Can have off color yellow pellets and or black specs in the resin
Will have pellets that are shades of green / blue green in color present in the boxes
Packaged in boxes with PE Poly or Foil Liners
Relative Viscosity Formic – RVF: 45-55
Relative Viscosity Sulphuric – RVS: 2.61-2.81

Nylon 66 Off Grade Pellets – Natural w/HS
CSI Grade # 1007HSB

New Inventory; Lot # 106860, 106859, 106858

Contact Jim Gubera for a price quotation
Tel # +1 281-556-6481
Email: jgubera@chemcoservices.com
www.xspoly.com
Chemco Services Inc. – Nylon 66 Specialist
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“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Nylon 66 market in 2019

Chemco Services Inc.
Nylon 66 / PA66 Sales Specialists
Polyamide 66 Off Grade Base Resin / Pellets
PA66 Wide Specification Compounds / Custom Blends
PA66 Post Industrial (PI) Baled Fibers – Regrinds / Shred
Email:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com         USA Tel #:  +1 281-556-6481
Contact Jim Gubera for material availability, and a price quotation.

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of the Nylon 66 Market in 2019.

What a difference the past 9 months have made in the world’s PA66 market!  Since January of 2019 the price of both prime and off grade Nylon 66 (PA66) has decreased significantly form the record high prices that the market experienced in 2018.  I have been selling off grade PA66 since 1996, and I believe that the price of off grade PA66 reached a new historical high in 2019.  I cannot remember a time in the past when PA66 off grade B-grade resin was selling at $1.90/lb. (USD$4190/mt) or higher in the USA and world markets.

Below are just a few of the reasons that the Nylon 66 market has slowed down significantly in 2019.
In 2018 many products when possible switched to PA6 resin due to the high price of PA66 in 2019.
The pricing delta between PA66 / PA6 is still to great based on historical data for the 2 materials.
USA vs. China Trade War – There has been anti-dumping duty on PA66 sold in China for years.
Too much PA66 off grade resin being made available for sale at low prices in the spot market.
The slowing automobile sales market around the world in 2019.

Unfortunately, the demand for PA66 starting to slow down in late 2018, and everyone felt that the market was just slowing down at the end of the year.  Then everyone was expecting the PA66 market to strengthen after the Chinese New Year which did not happen this year.  As we know, the PA66 market has never really picked up any real momentum in terms of strong demand for either prime or off grade pellets in 2019, so we have just watched as the nylon prices have just continued to soften throughout the year.  I am hearing that the price of PA66 off grade natural resin is selling in the Asian market in the price range of $1.00-$1.05/lb. (USD$2200-$2300/mt) CFR Export Port from the Nylon 66 producers in China.  And most Asian buyers expect the price of PA66 off grade resin to go down even more in the month of September.  Due to the low PA66 prices that are being offered from the Chinese 66 producers it is very difficult to compete in the export market with PA66 B-grade off grade that is made in the USA.

At this time, the Asian PA66 producers are trying to keep the price of PA66 prime resin in the export market at or above a price of $1.30/lb. (USD$2800/mt) or higher if possible.  The problem is demand for both prime and off grade PA66 resin is still weak around the world, and the extremely large orders are few and far between.  Business is OK, but not great, and I am sure that everyone hopes to see the nylon export market pickup and strengthen real soon.  One of the challenges the Nylon 66 export market is facing now is that the delta in the price of PA66 is much greater than the price of Nylon 6.  In the past the price difference between the 2 nylons was typically around $.20-$.25/lb. (USD$440-$550/mt).  In today’s market, the price difference between PA66 and PA6 prime resin in the USA market is $.40/lb. (USD$880/mt) or greater, so the price of PA66 will probably soften even more before the market turns around and the prices of both the prime and off grade resin stabilizes.

Now that is why I say it is “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of the Nylon 66 market in 2019, because all of the PA66 producers around the world are hoping to see the price of prime PA66 remain at $2800/mt or higher, but in reality one of them is going to flinch, and then the price of prime Nylon 66 will adjust even lower before we see the end of this scarey movie!

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PgAKzmWmuk
Just for a little humor and a laugh!

New Nylon 66 / PA66 Material Weekly Offering

CSI Grade # 1003FS – Floor Sweeps

PA66 Floor Sweeps – Mixed color
The 1003FS will contain a low % of contamination
There will be no GF pellets in the boxes, but there can be but not limited to:
Dirt, rocks, paper, PA6/66 and other debris from the polymer plant
Packaged in boxes with PE poly liners
PA66 Floor Sweeps Lot # 106829

PA66 Floor Sweeps, Nylon 66 Sweeps

PA66 Floor Sweeps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemco Services Inc. (CSI) is a Nylon 66 plastic sales and PA66 recycling/service company that collects and processes nylon off grade pellets, fibers and scrap (lumps/chunks/patties) from the nylon 66 polymer plants and fiber extrusion plants in the USA.  CSI’s main office / plant is located in Cantonment, Florida. Chemco Services only sells nylon materials, and does not handle any other types of plastic off grade or scrap. 99% of our business is PA66, and all of the nylon CSI sells is 100% post industrial scrap from the polymer plants or fiber extrusion plants in North America.  CSI has 3 plants for collecting and recycling nylon off grade pellets and scrap in the USA.  CSI collects and processes approximately 16,000-17,000 metric tonnes (33-34 million pounds) of Nylon 66 per year.  CSI sells Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification base resin and compounds, baled fibers, post industrial (PI) regrinds and shred.

CSI sells the following types of PA66 Off Grade Resin / Pellets:

B-Grade NAT – Base Resin
B-Grade NAT w-HS – Base Resin
Blended NAT / HS – Compounding Feedstock
High Viscosity
Impact Modified
Semi Dull
Dull  1.5% TiO2
Glass Filled (GF)
Flame Retardant (FR)
GF-FR Mixed Color
Post Industrial (PI)  Shred / Regrinds
PI Baled Fibers – Bright / Mixed Luster

Chemco Services Inc.
Nylon 66 Specialists
Plastic Sales / Plastic Scrap Recycling
Contact Jim Gubera:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com
Tel #:  281-556-6481

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Nylon 66 / PA66 Off Grade Impact Modified Pellets

Nylon 66 / PA66 Off Grade Impact Modified Pellets

James Gubera – Nylon 66 / PA66 Sales Specialist
Nylon 66 Off-Grade Base Resin
PA66 Wide Specification Compounds
PA66 Baled Fibers, PI Regrinds / PI Shred
100% PI Scrap, Lumps/Chunks/Purge Patties

CSI Grade # CSIMMC – Impact Modified (IM)

PA66 off grade / wide specification pellets – Impact Modified
Can be up to 20% impact modifier in some of the pellets
Mixed Color for black
No Mineral or Glass Fiber
The CSIMMC will have impact modified (IM) pellets mixed into the resin.
Packaged in used boxes with PE poly liners

PA66 IM, Nylon Impact Modified

PA66 Off Grade Impact Modified (IM) Pellets

 

 

New Inventory of CSIMMC Lot # 106832

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Jim Gubera for a price quotation

Tel # +1 281-556-6481
Chemco Services – Nylon 66 Specialists
Email: jgubera@chemcoservices.com
#Nylon66, #Nylon66Sales, #RecyclePlastic

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Chemco Services Inc.
Nylon 66 / PA66 Sales Specialists
Nylon 66 Off Grade Base Resin / Pellets
PA66 Wide Specification Compounds / Custom Blends
PA66 Baled Fibers -Post Industrial (PI) Regrinds/Shred

Email:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com         USA Tel #:  +1 281-556-6481
Contact Jim Gubera for material availability, and a price quotation.

Nylon 66 – PA66 Bright Regrind For Sale

Chemco Services Inc. (CSI) manages plastics recycling programs for the Nylon 66 (Polyamide 66) producers in North America.  CSI works with both the off grade / wide specification resin and compounds that the PA66 polymer plants generate, and recycles the lump/chunks from the polymer reactors.  We are currently in a large run of PA66 Natural w/HS (Heat Stabilized), and have material available for sale and delivery in the month of August.  Please see the PA66 resin details listed below.

CSI Grade # 1015RG Bright
PA66 Bright Regrind w/ Heat Stabilizer (HS)
Natural w/HS – Minimal burnt polymer
Generated from reactor lump/chunks and purge patties
Packaged in boxes with PE poly liners
RVF: 60-80

Nylon 66, PA66, Regrind, Shred

PA66 NAT Regrind
Grade # 1015RG

Nylon 66, PA66, Regrind

Nylon 66 Bright Regrind w/HS
Grade # 1015RG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Jim Gubera for material availability. Tel # 281-556-6481 Email: jgubera@chemcoservices.com

Chemco Services Inc. (CSI) is a Nylon 66 plastic sales and PA66 recycling/service company that collects and processes nylon off grade pellets / scrap from the nylon 66 polymer plants and fiber extrusion plants in the USA.  CSI’s main office / plant is located in Cantonment, Florida. Chemco Services only sells nylon materials, and does not handle any other types of plastic off grade or scrap. 99% of our business is PA66, and all of the nylon CSI sells is 100% post industrial scrap from the polymer plants or fiber extrusion plants in North America.  CSI has 3 plants for collecting and recycling nylon off grade pellets and scrap in the USA.  CSI collects and processes approximately 16,000-17,000 metric tonnes (33-34 million pounds) of Nylon 66 per year.CSI sells Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification base resin and compounds, baled fibers, post industrial (PI) regrinds and shred.

CSI sells the following types of PA66 Off Grade Resin / Pellets:

B-Grade NAT – Base Resin
B-Grade NAT w-HS – Base Resin
Injection Grade Natural w/Lube
Blended NAT / HS – Compounding Feedstock
High Viscosity – High RV
Impact Modified – IM
Semi Dull  0.3% TiO2
Dull  1.5% TiO2
Glass Filled (GF)
Flame Retardant (FR)
GF-FR Mixed Color
Post Industrial – Regrind / Shred

Chemco Services Inc.
Nylon 66 Specialists
Plastic Sales / Plastic Scrap Recycling
Contact Jim Gubera:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com
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How will Ascends HMD Force Majeure affect the Nylon 66 market?

Chemco Services Inc.
Nylon 66 Specialists
Nylon 66 Off Grade Pellets, Baled Fibers, and PA66 Post Industrial Shred
Email:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com         USA Tel # 281-556-6481

Ascend Declares Force Majeure for HMD

On Monday, January 7. 2019, Ascend Performance Materials (Vydyne PA66) declared force majeure (FM) on hexamethylene diamine (HMD) due to problems at their plant in the Pensacola, FL.  In 2018 Ascend made expansions at both their adiponitrile (ADN) and HMD plants in the USA.   In late December the ADN unit was brought online without any problems, and is operating at the planned post expansion rate.  Unfortunately, when the HMD unit was brought back online, the plant encountered some problems with the unit, and Ascend is now taking the corrective action to get the HMD unit up and running at full capacity.  The HMD unit is currently operating below the anticipated volume of the planned expansion, and availability is reduced for all polymer products and HMD.  Due to the reduced HMD production rate all of Ascend’s HMD contractual customers have been placed on order allocation. Ascend is working around the clock to address the HMD issue, and get the unit back up and running at full capacity.

Although the PA66 market had enjoyed stable prices for the past several months, it now appears that a new nylon price increase will be announced for February 2019.  The Nylon 66 off grade market has seen level material prices since November of last year.  January 2019 started off with level pricing for both PA66 prime and off grade resins as well.  It actually looked like the 66 market might enjoy level material prices for 4 straight months for the first time in the last year. That all of that changed on Monday with Ascend’s HMD FM declaration.

It now appears that HMD will be in short supply for the foreseeable future, which will have an immediate impact on the supply of PA66 resin / compounds, and drive up 66 prices in the world market.  The supply of PA66 off grade resin has been tight since the beginning of 2018, and will probably become even tighter due to the HMD shortage.  If the price of prime PA66 increases in February, then the market should expect to see all Nylon 66 off grade pellets, fibers, regrinds, and scrap prices increase as well. The price of PA66 scrap was already increasing at the end of 2018, because the price of both prime and off grade pellets had risen so high by the end last year.

I don’t predict where PA66 prices will settle out, but at the moment it appears that PA66 prices will continue on an upward trend in early 2019.  Get ready for the price of Nylon 66 to reach a new historical high in 2019.

Nylon 66 Off Grade Pellets Sales

Chemco Services sells the following types of Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification resins.
NAT Pellets
NAT w/HS Pellets
Custom Blended Pellets
Semi Dull (SD)
Full Dull (Dull)
Impact Modified
High Viscosity
Glass Filled – Flame Retardant – Mixed Color
Flame Retardant – Mixed Color
Mineral Filled – Mixed Color
Post Industrial Regrinds / Shred

PA66 Semi Dull Pellets

PA66 Fiber Bales

Nylon 66 – PA66 Fiber Bales – Mixed Luster w/ Anti Stat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Jim Gubera for pricing and availability of the PA66 off grade resin and regrinds.
Email:   jgubera@chemcoservices.com

Chemco Services sells Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification pellets, baled fibers and
PA66 postindustrial regrinds and shred.  CSI does not sell or distribute any prime PA66 resin,
compounds, or fibers.

Please contact Jim Gubera to discuss your PA66 off grade resin needs, and to explore cost saving alternatives to using prime PA66 resin in your injection molding or added value compounding jobs.

Chemco Services Inc.
Nylon 66 Specialists
Plastic Sales / Plastic Scrap Recycling
Contact Jim Gubera:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com
Tel #:  281-556-6481

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