Caprolactam (CPL) price is down to the $2550-$2570 range in May 2012

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The price Caprolactam (CPL) in the China market reached a new low of $2480/MT in late April before coming up slightly to over $2500/MT in early May 2012. The big question is, will the producers be able to stabilizer CPL prices at the current level, or can we expect additional price softening as we move into the summer months? I think the later will be true, as business is still sluggish in both the USA and China, and there is additional new CPL capacity coming on line in China in 2012. For more than a year now, prime PA6 prices have been historically high, with the material selling at price levels that are almost the same as PA66 prime pellets. The price of CPL in Asia has softened over the past several months, and will probably soften a little more before reaching bottom. I am sure that the domestic polymer producers want to keep the price up for price PA6 pellets in the USA, but the Asian market is now at about $3000/MT ($1.36/lb.) for the same pellet. Now is the time to push the domestic PA6 producers for some price relief on material. Asian sales are slow, and feedstock prices are down.

The off grade Nylon 66 market seems to be pretty stable at this time. Although we feel the price of off-grade PA66 needs to soften to stimulate some export orders, the domestic producers are holding firm on the material prices. The PA66 market is a more balanced market with supply and demand then the PA 6 is today, with the sale both prime and offgrade PA66 in balance at today’s production levels. Meaning the producers are currently selling all of the scrap they produce at acceptable margins without any problem.

Get ready for some major olefin price adjustments in May or June. Both PE and PP prices should be softening in the near future. The packaging warehouses in Houston are full of inventory, and most exporters haven’t written a good PE or PP export order in 5-6 months by now. The public warehouse that we used in Houston mainly exported PE / PP materials for Formosa Plastics, and they closed last month because business is so slow. Don’t get me wrong, there is still some PE / PP materials exporting to India and Brazil, but not near at the levels needed to keep the USA olefins market in balance. The summer months of June and July are just around the corner, so get ready for prices to correct due to slow demand and plentiful inventory in the warehouse.

Dualloy Sells Off Grade (wide specification) Nylon 66 – PA66 Pellets / Regrinds

Dualloy sells the following Nylon 66 (PA66) / Nylon 6 (PA6) materials:
Nylon 66 Bright w/HS Off Grade Pellets
Nylon 66 Semi Dull Off Grade Pellets
Nylon 66 Dull Off Grade 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 – Bright
Packaged in 1,500# boxes
Fibers / Compounding Feedstock

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 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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