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
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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
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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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Prime Nylon 66 prices to reach new historical highs in September 2018

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

Prime Nylon 66 / PA66 prices to reach a new historical high in September 2018 in the world market.

 
Ascend Performance Materials based in Houston, Texas, has announced a $0.20/lb. (USD$440/mt) price increase effective Saturday, September, 15, 2018 for all non-contractual buyers of their PA66 prime neat resins and Vydyne PA66 compounds.  Once the new PA66 price increase takes effect the price of prime PA66 natural injection grades with lubrication will reach a new historically high level in the world market.  I do not sell any prime PA66 resin, but feel that the price of prime PA66 for non-contractual buyers will move to well over $2.00/lb. (USD$4400/mt) by the end of September 2018.  LTL PA66 buyers can expect even higher prices for prime PA66 resins.  I have been selling Nylon 66 in the secondary market since 1996, and have never seen the sales price of Nylon 66 prime resin rise above $2.00/lb. for any extended period of time, since I have been selling the 66 off grade resin, fibers, regrind and shred.  Nylon 66 supply is tight in both the prime and secondary (off grade) markets, and all nylon 66 prices (pellets, fibers, unfilled natural regrinds) have increased almost every month so far in 2018.  The only Nylon 66 that has not seen a significant price increase in 2018 is PA66 glass filled regrinds that range in glass fiber content from 25-50%, and are used for black compounding or injection molding applications.

The supply of Nylon 66 will remain tight for the next 3-5 years, due to strong demand and limited supply of pirme resin in the world market.  Until Invista completes and brings online their recently announced ADN plant in China in 2023, there is only a limited amount of ADN capacity that can be increased at the 3 plants currently operating in the world.  In total the ADN producers may be able to increase their overall production in the world market by around 450-500 million pounds over the next 3 years.  This planned increase in the current world ADN capacity will be helpful, but it will not be enough to offset the growing demand for PA66 resin and compounds.

In addition, Ascend’s (Vydyne) PA66 plant in the USA is still not running a full capacity, due to the fire on July 10th of this year.   The plant is running at a reduced production capacity, which is adding to the overall tightness of PA66 resin supply in the domestic and export markets.  Since Ascend is operating under force majeure for all of their PA66 resins and compounds, and by passing on the current price increases for the feedstock used for making the finished product, PA66 prime neat resin and molding resins will reach new high sales prices in the market.

Nylon 66 off grade/wide specification, baled fibers, PA66 regrinds / shred

The price of Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification b-grade natural pellets have seen a 100-110% increase in the sales price from where the material was priced in November 2017.  The sales price of PA66 bright fibers are up around 45-50% in the same time period as well.  All PA66 prices are up for off grade/wide specification pellets, baled fibers, and post industrial regrinds / shred.  The supply of PA66 off grade resin will continue to be tight for the next 3-5 years, and nylon 66 material prices will remain high as long as there is a shortage of both prime and off grade resin in the market.  PA66 (good) material is so tight, we may see a period of time where Nylon 66 off grade pellets sell in the same price range as the neat resin and injection molding resins in the prime market.

Grade # 1008S – PA66 Shred – Natural with burns/degraded polymer

CSI Grade # 1008S – PA66 Natural Shred
PA66 Shred generated from lump/chunks
There is degraded / burnt polymer present in the 1008S – Shred
Natural with burns
RVF:  60-80
Contact Jim Gubera for pricing and availability of the 1008S.
Email:   jgubera@chemcoservices.com

PA66, Nylon 66, Post industrial

Nylon 66 Shred
NAT w/ Bruns

PA66, Nylon 66

Nylon 66 Shred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1008S PA66 Shred is good for making PA66 re-melt / reprocessed pellets, or Nylon 66 glass filled compounds for black applications.

Chemco Services sells Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification pellets, baled fibers and
PA66 postindustrial regrinds and shred.  CSI does not sell or distribute and 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 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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Ascend declares Force Majeure (FM) in the PA66 market

Ascend Performance Materials declares Force Majeure (FM) in the PA66 market on July, 11 2018

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 Nylon 66 / PA66 resin, compouds, and fibers on July 11, 2018

Ascend Performance Materials based in Houston, TX, has declared force majeure (FM) in the PA66 market due to a fire on July 10th at their main polymer facility in the USA.  Due to the production outage Ascend has put all of their Nylon 66 contractual customers on supply allocation.  This incident at the plant has affected all of their PA66 polymer, compounds, and fiber customers.  Ascend has not said how long they expect to see polymers lines down, and that they are working around the clock to get the plant back up and running at full capacity.  After watching all PA66 materials showing a significant price increase in the first half of 2018 it will be interesting to see what affect the FM has on the PA66 world market.

In 1028 the PA66 resin market has experienced significant price increases that started back in December 2017.  The Nylon 66 resin and compounds market has seen a material price increase every month through June of this 2018.  The PA66 prices for July sales appeared to be level with June pricing, but after the current supply disruption and FM in the nylon market expect to see an additional price increase for August shipments.  The outage at the Ascend plant in the USA will have a impact on the supply of Nylon 66 resins and compounds, which will probably equate to a price increase for August sales and shipments.

Nylon 66 prices will probably see at least one additional price increase before the end of 2018, and then hopefully there will be some stability in the world’s PA66 market after the 4th QTR of this year.  No one really knows how much more the price of PA66 resin will increase, but it appears that 66 prices will increase to new historical highs due to strong demand for the product.

Chemco Services sells Nylon 66 off grade / wide specification pellets, baled fibers and
PA66 post industrial regrinds and shred.  CSI does not sell or distribute and prime PA66 resin,
compounds, or fibers.  Please contact Jim Gubera to discuss your PA66 off grade resin needs.
 
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 world supply to remain tight through 2021

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Nylon 66 Specialists
Nylon 66 / PA66 Off Grade Pellets, Baled Fibers, and Post Industrial Regrind Sales

Contact Jim Gubera at:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com    Tel # 281-556-6481
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Nylon 66 supply to remain tight for the next 3-5 years!

What a crazy time in the PA66 resin market!  I have been selling PA66 off grade pellets and scrap since 1996, and I have never seen the supply of 66 as tight as it currently is for both prime and off grade resin.  Be prepared, because the tight supply of PA66 is not a short term situation that is going to go away anytime in the near future.  Based on what is currently being experienced in the Nylon 66 market, I believe that the supply of PA66 resin will remain tight worldwide for the next 3-5 years.  The current shortage PA66 prime and off grade resins is being caused by a shortage of Adiponitrile (ADN) in the world market.

There are currently only 3 major producers of ADN in world Ascend (USA), Invista (USA) and Invista/ BASF JV in Chalampe, France.  Over the next 3 years all of the major ADN producers will increase their capacity (slightly) through modifications and changes at their existing plants.  The major PA66 polymer producers have the ability to increase the PA66 resin production, but they don’t have the ADN needed to run the polymer plants.  Their ability to make additional PA66 polymer is limited by the supply of ADN in the world market.  At this time there are no new ADN plants slated to be built and come online for production in the next 3-5 years.  Get ready, because there is no end in sight for the current shortage of PA66 that the market is currently experiencing.

The PA66 market has seen the price of off grade resin increase by at least $.60-$.70/lb. since November of 2017, and the price increases for both 66 prime and off grade pellets are not over yet.  I feel that the price of PA66 off grade pellets will continue to increase through the first half of 2018 before the market sees resin prices stabilize, and an increase in the volume of wide specification resin being offered for sale into the secondary market.  Be prepared to see new historically high prices for PA66 in 2018.

Although the price of PA66 is always significant to the buyers of nylon resin, unfortunately in 2018 the fact that you have access to supply of either prime and/or off grade 66 will become more important.  There is currently not enough PA66 finished polymer to meet world demand.  All PA66 buyers need to hope that there are no disruptions at any of the 3 ADN plants in the world, or else the PA66 supply chain will move into crisis mode, and the price of both prime and wide specification resin will go through the roof.

If you would like to discuss the current PA66 supply situation in greater detail please feel free to give me a call or send me an email with your questions, and I will be glad to share my insight of the current supply shortage of ADN and PA66 the market is currently facing.
Email:  jgubera@chemcoservices.com         USA Tel # 281-556-6481

Chemco Services sells:

Nylon 66 off grade pellets, baled fibers and PA66 post industrial regrinds and shred.

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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