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Updated to Q2 2018
European caprolactam (capro) supply was balanced-to-tight throughout much of the second quarter. Healthy demand in the downstream nylon 6 market for the time of year helped to ensure capro supply remained mostly balanced through much of the quarter. A planned turnaround and unconfirmed talks of production issues pushed the market towards tighter conditions. Supply dynamics were broadly in line with expectations for the time of year.
European caprolactam (capro) demand was firm for much of the second quarter with key downstream nylon 6 sectors running well, such as engineering plastics and compounding material for electrical goods and applications. The downstream fibre sector started to soften late in the quarter as the peaking manufacturing season came to an end which softened some capro buying appetite for some players focusing on that market. A planned turnaround in June ensured fundamentals remained mostly balanced.
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