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Chemical Week Magazine :: Basic Chemicals & Plastics
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 Chemicalâ€™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 â€śfar below the breakeven level for most Asian producers,â€ť 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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