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Nylon demand improves in Europe, tracking automotive growth

3:34 AM MDT | April 8, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Western European demand for fiber-grade nylon chip improved in the first quarter of 2014, and volumes grew by 2–4% from the same period last year, according to IHS Chemical's latest Market Advisory Service: Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks. However, the price between February and March remained stable at €3,900/m.t. ($5,383) del northwest Europe for nylon-6 and nylon-6,6, IHS says. Demand varies by region, with growth rates of 1–2% in northern Europe and 3–5% in southern Europe, albeit from a very low base, IHS...

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