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Nylon-6 prices falling in Asia, rising in North America

3:39 PM MST | March 3, 2014 | —Clay Boswell

Nylon demand should pick up seasonally in Asia, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks. However, feedstock costs are forecast to fall, and nylon-6 chip prices are expected to follow. High textile filament inventory and a steady flow of new nylon textile capacity starting from February will weaken prices in the textile market. In North America, nylon-6 chip production cash costs have increased substantially, and spot prices are moving higher. Formula-based prices are up significantly, while volume is steady. Prices...

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