Caprolactam (CPL) / Nylon 6 (PA6) prices are flat in mid December 2011

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The delivered price of Caprolactam (CPL) in China seems to have reached a plateau this week, with the price remaining around $2400/MT delivered. This should allow for prime Nylon 6 (PA6) pellets to be selling in the $2500-$2500 ($1.15-1.16/lb.) price range for large volume export orders. China is very slow at this time, and they are not placing the usual large volume year end orders in order to load up on inventory before the Chinese New Year (CNY). Some of the Chinese factories are so slow at this time that they have begun sending the employees home for the CNY already in mid-December. I think plastic material prices in Asia will stay flat through the end of the year, and maybe even soften again in early 2012 if demand for product does not pickup soon. As we know, the whole world is struggling with a sluggish economy, so some plastic material prices may see further softening before it is all over.

The Nylon 66 (PA66) market continues to be somewhat sluggish in December 2011 as well, with material prices having stabilized at their current level. We have seen PA 66 wide-spec pellets and regrind prices plateau over the past 15 days, with most of the domestic suppliers continuing to be sold out of both Nylon 66 wide-spec pellets and PA66 regrinds. The PA66 market has less room for price softening than the PA6 market, so prices will stay at their current level, and then move up as soon as the economy starts to recover. The one thing that will help keep PA 66 prices down will be continued soft PA6 prices in the global market due to the large volume of CPL capacity coming on line in Asia in 2012.

Here is where we see the various olefin material prices the week of December 12, 2011.
The following are Rail Car prices delivered to a packaging facility.
HDPE Prime Blow Molding Pellets Domestic Sales $.58-.65/lb.
LDPE Ext Film Prime Pellets Domestic Sales $.61-.69/lb.
LLDPE Ext Film Prime Pellets Domestic $.61-.70/lb.
PPHomo Prime Pellets Domestic $.65-.70/lb.
PPCopo Prime Pellets Domestic $.68-.75/lb.

Dualloy sells Nylon 66 – PA66 wide specification (Off-Grade) Pellets

Dualloy sells the following Nylon 66 (PA66) / Nylon 6 (PA6) materials:
Nylon 66 Bright w/HS Wide Spec Pellets
Nylon 66 Semi Dull Wide Specification Pellets
Nylon 66 Dull Second Quality Pellets
Nylon 66 Off-Grade Textile Bright Pellets
Nylon 66 Off-grade Pellets w/ up to .02% TiO2
Nylon 66 Mixed Color Regrind
Nylon 66 Bright Regrind from Lump/Chunk
Nylon 66 Semi Dull / Mixed Luster Regrinds

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

Dualloy Sells the following types of Nylon 6 Polymer production waste.
PA6 Kettle Bottoms
PA6 Capro Residue
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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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One Response to Caprolactam (CPL) / Nylon 6 (PA6) prices are flat in mid December 2011

  1. I am doing a life cycle analysis of Nylon 6 (specifically in Shaw’s Anso carpet.) I am so confused because I am running into all this chemist language that I have no clue about. How do I find out what Nylon is made from- like where do the actual chemicals or whatever it is that makes Nylon come from? I read somewhere that it was made of petroleum products but then I found out that Nylon 6 is made from Caprolactam which is an organic compound but where does the stuff that makes THAT come from? I’m so confused. Help!?!?

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