Prime Nylon 6 Prices are up $.35 – $.37/lb. in the first 4 months of 2010!

The price of prime nylon 6 fiber and engineering base resins is going up another $.09//lb. on April 1, 2010. BASF has announced a $.09/lb. price increase effective April 1st, and we expect the other North American nylon 6 manufactures to follow with their own material price increases. The April 1 increase should move the price of fiber grade chips closer to where the suppliers want to see prime nylon 6 prices, based on their current cost of benzene and capro feedstocks.

Dualloy has seen the price of prime PA 6 fiber pellets and engineering resins increase between $.35- $.37/lb. since the beginning of 2010. Depending on where you buy your prime material, either from BASF or Honeywell, you have probably seen some of the following prime PA6 price increases listed below for 2010.

BASF 12/1/2009 – $.10/lb., 2/1/2010 – $.12/lb., 3/1/2010 – $.06/lb., 4/1/2010 – $.09/lb.
Honeywell 1/1/2010 – $.10/lb., 2/1/2010 – $.14/lb., 3/1/2010 – $.06/lb., 4/1/2010 – $.10/lb.

LyondellBasell is pleased to announce that effective on April 1, 2010, they are lifting the January 22, 2010 force majeure declaration for its polypropylene copolymer and random copolymer products. They have fully recovered from the outages they were having at the plant in Lake Charles, and expect to be able to meet all of their customers production and delivery needs.

Dualloy sells the following types of plastic resins and polymers.
Nylon 66 – PA 66 Wide Specification Pellets, Baled Fibers, Regrinds
Nylon 6 – PA6 Prime Pellets, wide specification pellets, plant scrap
ABS, SAN, GPPS Wide Specification Pellets, GPPS / SAN Devol Pellets
SBS, SEBS, SIBS Second Quality Pellets, Aged/Obsolete Inventory

Dualloy purchases/sells plastic resin and polymers in the following forms.
Aged/Obsolete Virgin Pellets
Wide-Specification Pellets
Clean uniform Plastic Regrinds
Reactor Lumps/Chunks/Patties
Nylon Fiber Bales

Dualloy has the following Nylon materials available for sale:
Nylon 66 Semi Dull Wide Spec Pellets
Nylon 66 Dull Second Quality Pellets
Nylon 66 Textile Bright Pellets
Nylon 66 Pellets w/ up to 0.02% TiO2
Nylon 66 Mixed Color Regrind
Nylon 66 Bright / Semi Dull / Dull Baled Fibers
Prime Nylon 6 Pellets 2.7 RV – Natural
Packaged in 1,500# boxes

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 Un-pelletized 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

Dualloy sells the following types of Acrylic (PMMA) scrap.
Acrylic PMMA – Clear / White (segregated) lumps / chunks for crackback
Acrylic PMMA – Q1 / Q2 Clear / White / Green Extruded Sheet
Acrylic PMMA – Clear / White extruded sheet trim scrap

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