With the arrival of the “Golden Nine and Silver Ten” peak season, orders are gradually increasing in the market, and winter down jackets are also becoming popular, so Nisi Fang will be a best-seller in the entire market. The nylon market is different from the polyester market. The price of upstream raw material nylon is relatively stable, and the demand for downstream nylon procurement remains unabated.
Recently, according to cloth bosses, many nylon yarns are not available, and gray fabrics are not available even if you have money. They are either out of stock or out of stock. Recently, the market transactions of nylon fabrics have increased significantly, and the downstream nylon fabrics are going “crazy”. 380T, 400T matte nylon and other fabrics began to be sold in large quantities. 20D fine denier, high-density nylon has always been popular in the clothing industry, and is very suitable for use in down jackets. 20D nylon weft stretch also continues to sell well. After being coated with a layer of film, it is used in down jacket fabrics that are relatively high-end and comfortable to the touch.
Caprolactam supply is tight and raw materials are difficult to buy
When it comes to the difficulty of purchasing nylon raw materials, caprolactam inevitably comes to mind. Indeed, the supply of caprolactam has been tight recently. Shenma’s 100,000 tons/year caprolactam unit was shut down last weekend due to a glitch. The shutdown is expected to last about 5 days. A 100,000-ton installation line of Baling Petrochemical is still in shutdown. Zhejiang Juhua’s 50,000-ton old line unit has been shut down and there is no plan to restart it in the short term. Since August, major caprolactam factories have been shutting down for maintenance one after another, and the overall operating rate is low, at around 70%. Last week, the mainstream quotation of low-end liquid material in the domestic caprolactam spot market was around 14,400-15,000 yuan/ton (accepted and delivered in June). It was already difficult to reach the high level, and only some major manufacturers offered quotations. The slight decline in caprolactam prices further stimulated a good trading atmosphere. Since the autumn of August, the market has been strongly supported by rigid demand, the pressure on shipments has increased, and the market supply may remain tight.
Weaving manufacturers have low output and supply exceeds demand
The downstream market has entered the peak purchasing season for winter down jackets, which will inevitably drive the sales of nylon and other fabrics, but demand exceeds supply. The price of conventional gray fabrics has basically increased by 2-3 cents compared with last month. All goods are purchased in cash and there is no debt owed. Even so, you may not be able to get the goods. The supply of caprolactam, the upstream raw material, is in short supply. The inventory of nylon manufacturers has dropped, and the supply is tight. Downstream weaving companies are tight on purchasing raw materials, and the output of nylon spinning is already low. One machine can only produce about 100 meters 24 hours a day. Recently, affected by environmental protection, the operating rate of weaving factories has remained at around 60-70%, resulting in a serious shortage of nylon spinning output in the market. Downstream weaving factories have insufficient operating rates, and garment factories have placed large orders for nylon. Such a “crazy” nylon market will inevitably lead to price increases. It’s a pity that there is no goods in the queue with cash, which makes the cloth bosses anxious.
Nylon fabrics have been in short supply in the market, and many fabric owners have reported that there has been no obvious off-season or peak season in the past. This “crazy trend” in nylon spinning may be temporary. With the restart of the caprolactam unit, nylon may be on the right track. However, the popularity of nylon silk spinning will not subside, and may continue to be a best-seller.