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Updated to Q3 2018
European caprolactam (capro) supply has been sufficient despite a planned turnaround happening towards the end of the quarter. Domo’s capro facility experienced unplanned issues for phenol and acetone but capro production was unaffected according to market sources. September prices were stable, amid balanced supply and demand conditions. August contracts were agreed at varying decreases, with most falls not quite reaching the shared benzene drop. In July, capro players previously agreed to share the upstream benzene increase.
European capro demand slowed throughout the quarter and experienced a typical summertime lull in July and August as expected. Supply and demand dynamics were mostly unchanged with demand lower during the holidays and sufficient availability in the market. In the downstream nylon 6 market, there were mixed views on the strength of current demand in September.
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