22 October 2008 11:58 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Asian semi-dull grade nylon 6 chips slid $50/tonne lower this week on persistently weak demand from the downstream garment and textile sectors and the continuous slide in prices for feedstock caprolactam, buyers and sellers said on Tuesday.
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End-users cited falling caprolactam values and sluggish downstream sector demand for their refusal to purchase nylon 6 in substantial quantities, according to global chemical market intelligence service ICIS pricing.
“Buying interest for nylon has been terribly scant," a regional supplier said in Mandarin.
"The market took another blow when end-users retreated to the sidelines in anticipation of lower prices, on account of dropping upstream caprolactam values."
Spot caprolactam in northeast
Benzene derivative caprolactam is a key feedstock of nylon 6.
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