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Asia capro prices set to rise

December 23, 2013

Asian demand for nylon-6 chip is not very strong, but interest in buying feedstock caprolactam will probably remain robust, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks. Most regional nylon-6 producers hold low inventories of caprolactam, benzene prices are on the rise, and Chinese New Year is nearing, the report says. Caprolactam margins are “far below the breakeven level for most Asian producers,” it notes. Prices are beginning to inch upward, and with the March peak season less than three months away, they are likely...

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