Caprolactam (CPL) / Nylon 6 (PA6) prices continue to soften in November 2011

Plastic Recycling in the USA / China Markets
A collection of observations and thoughts about plastics recycling and plastic sales in the USA / China

Dualloy Engineering Polymers Ltd. – Plastic Scrap Recycling
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The delivered price of Caprolactam (CPL) to China continues to soften in November 2011. Today the spot market for CPL is in the $2750/MT price range, and continues to soften by about $.01/lb. per day. The overall Asian CPL market is down $110/MT since just last week. At this time last month CPL was selling in the $3420/MT price range, which is $670/MT above today’s selling price. Historically Nylon 6 (PA6) pellets (fibers/compounding) sell at about $1250/MT above the price of Benzene, and with Benzene currently selling in the $1000/MT price range, there is probably still some more room for additional price softening for both CPL and PA6. In addition, China has a large volume of new CPL capacity coming online in 2012. So between the new CPL supply coming online, and continued slow demand for finished pellets around the world, PA6 prices should continue to soften through the end of 2011.

The Nylon 66 (PA66) market continues to be somewhat sluggish in November 2011 as well, with material prices continuing to move down again this month. We have seen PA 66 wide-spec pellets and regrind prices continue to soften over the past 30 days, but feel that this market is about to stabilize due to tighter supply. The best PA66 pellets are still made in North America / Europe, so the price of PA66 will stabilize before most other resins.

Here is where we see the various material prices the week of October 10, 2011.
The following are Rail Car prices delivered to a packaging facility.
HDPE Prime Blow Molding Pellets Domestic Sales $.58-.61/lb.
LDPE Ext Film Prime Pellets Domestic Sales $.62-.65/lb.
LLDPE Ext Film Prime Pellets Domestic $.61-.65/lb.
PPHomo Prime Pellets Domestic $.65-.67/lb.
PPCopo Prime Pellets Domestic $.68-.72/lb.

Dualloy currently has the following Nylon 66 (PA66) and Nylon 6 (PA6) materials for sale:
Nylon 66 Bright w/HS Wide Spec Pellets
Nylon 66 Semi Dull Wide Spec Pellets
Nylon 66 Dull Second Quality Pellets
Nylon 66 Off-Grade Textile Bright Pellets
Nylon 66 Off-grade Pellets w/ up to .02% TiO2Nylon 66 Mixed Color Regrind
Nylon 66 Bright Regrind from Lump/Chunk
Nylon 66 Semi Dull / Mixed Luster Regrind

All prices are for full TL’s Ex-works USA plant. All material prices are subject to change without notice. All material offered is subject to prior sale. Call for the current material price quotation.

Prime Nylon 6 Pellets 2.7 RV – Natural
Packaged in 1,500# boxes

Dualloy Sells the following types of Nylon 6 Polymer production waste:
Caprolactam (CPL) Kettle Bottoms
PA6 Capro Residue
Call for MOQ and current material prices

Dualloy purchases / sells plastic resin and polymers in the following forms:
Aged / Obsolete Virgin Pellets
Wide Specification, Off-grade Pellets
Clean uniform plastic regrinds
Reactor Lumps/Chunks/Patties
Nylon Fiber Bales

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Dualloy Engineering Polymers Ltd. – Nylon 66 Plastic
Nylon 6 (PA 6) Plastic Sales
Nylon 66 Plastic Recycling Company
PVB Plastic Recycling – Polyvinyl Butyral
Chrome Plated Plastic Scrap Recycling

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One Response to Caprolactam (CPL) / Nylon 6 (PA6) prices continue to soften in November 2011

  1. James Blue Lee says:

    Dear Sir,

    This is General Manager James Blue Lee of LJ Global Corporation that have handled with recycled Nylon6 and 66 for a decade. Now we are searching for supplier in order to reproduce it.
    We would like to purchase recycled and second grade Nylon6 and 66 from your side. If you have any source of second grade Nylon6 and 66, please give us your offer so that we can buy them as good price from your side. We are waiting for your reply regarding to our inquiry of second grade and recycled Nylon 6 and 66 by each specications per MT F.O.B soonest.

    Best Regards,

    GM. James Blue Lee of LJ Global Corporation

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