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Updated to Q4 2018
Caprolactam (capro) supply in northeast Asia was long for much of Q4 2108 due to weak nylon sales. In domestic China, some producers announced turnovers in an attempt to control an oversupply in the market, but failed as restarted plants continued to be run at high operating rates. Import supply outstripped demand and sellers found it difficult to sell their cargoes amid weak interest and consistently low bids for parcels.
Demand for spot caprolactam (capro) took a dip in Q4 2018 after the downstream nylon market was hit hard by the warmer winter. This resulted in fewer trades done compared with Q3. The first few weeks of October were the only ones to see an increase in demand as buyers replenished stocks in anticipation of a cold winter. When this failed to materialise, sales dived.
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Caprolactam is an intermediate primarily used in the production of nylon 6 fibres and resins. Caprolactam occurs as white, hygroscopic flakes or crystals with a distinctive odour.
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