Nylon 6 Pellets going up in price January 1, 2010

It looks like prime Nylon 6 pellets will be going up at least $.06/lb. January 1st. All of the major North American (NA) Nylon 6 polymer producers have announced a $.10/lb. price increase, but it looks like they will only get about $.06/lb out of the market. This January price increase is based Benzene and Caprolactam having increased in price each month for the past three months in a row. It’s time for the major Nylon 6 producers to recover some of their costs, and they are going to do it come January 1st. For more information on the January 1st Nylon 6 price increase see the following article by Julia Meehan at ICQS.com Caprolactam exports to Asia influence Europe supply,price”

Nylon 66 resin price will go up January 2010. We are waiting to see at what price levels the producers are trying to achieve based on the tight supply of material in the world market.
LDPE – Linear Low Density Polyethylene has been flat for the past 3 months and it appears that 2010 is going to start off the same way. I do not expect to see LDPE prices go up in January 2010. The HDPE – High Density Polyethylene market appears to be in the same shape. The HDPE market has remained flat for the past 3 months, and should continue on the same course in January 2010.

On the other hand PP – Polypropylene that has seen some price increases over the past 2-3 months, may see some price softening in January 2010. There appears to be a little weakness in PP demand at the end of 2009, which should lead to a little softer PP material prices come January.

PS – Polystyrene has been flat for the past 3 months as well. Although the suppliers would like to see some price increase for PS resin, the soft demand in the domestic market will not support their attempts at a price increase in January 2010.

PET Bottle Grade Prime pellets went up $.03/lb. in December 2009, and will probably go up a few cents per pound in January 2010.

Dualloy currently has the following material available for sale.Please contact me to get a price quote for the material that you are interested in buying.

Nylon 66 Semi Dull Wide Spec Pellets
Nylon 66 Textile Bright Pellets
Nylon 66 Pellets w/ up to 0.02% TiO2
Nylon 66 Mixed Color Regrind
Nylon 66 Bright Fiber Bales

Nylon Bright Fiber – Prime Pellets – 2.7 RV

Nylon 6 Wide Spec Chips – High Residual Monomer
Mixed Grades / Mixed RV’s 2.4 – 5.0
May have up to 10% residual monomer
Will contain pellets with TiO2
May have blue/green HS pellets present

Nylon 6 Unpelletized Chopped Strands – High Residual Monomer
Mixed Grades / Mixed RV’s 2.4 – 5.0
May have up to 10%-12% residual monomer
Will contain pellets with TiO2

ABS Nat Wide Spec Pellets
3.5 Melt / 4 Izod – Low Gloss

ABS Nat Wide Spec Pellets
10 Melt / 1.5 Izod – Good for blending

ABS Nat Wide Spec Pellets
4 Melt / 7 Izod – High Gloss

ABS Wide Spec Pellets White (Appliance White)
4 Melt / 4 Izod

ABS Black Pellets
5 Melt / 4 Izod

Prime SAN Pellets
8 Melt Crystone

SAN Devol Pellets
Blue Color

SAN Pellets – High Flow w/ Black Specs
35-40 Melt Flow – Good for Color Concentrate

PC CD High Flow Pellets
80 Melt

GPPS Devol Pellets
Mixed Color for Black
High Melt: 20-23 MI

TPU Regrind Nat
Injection / Extrusion Grade TPU
88-94A Ester Based Compound
Clean Uniform regrind generated from sheet

Please give me your feedback on where you see plastic material prices today.

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