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Updated to Q2 2018
Supply increased at the beginning of Q2, after a tight supply situation in Q1, as producers in the region ramped up operating rates following the end of the Lunar New Year festivities. However, slower-than-expected demand led to an excess in Chinese domestic product toward the middle of the quarter. Supply was tight in the region for the most part of end-Q2, with producers announcing turnarounds towards the end of the quarter, amid poor downstream demand.
Demand for spot cargo has been slow amid weaker performance in the downstream nylon 6 markets. The traditional peak season for capro sales saw fewer spot trade activities as compared to previous years. The region saw capro demand entering the lull period earlier than usual. Demand is not expected to pick up any time soon as the market heads into the thick of the off-peak season.
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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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