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The German polyamide market:
Tight supply of PA 6 for packaging applications

20 Oct 2021 − 

The brisk demand for PA 6 for packaging applications could hardly be met in September.

"We were already sold out before the beginning of the month," one manufacturer told EUWID. The order books were closed early and many customer inquiries remained unanswered. Some film producers reportedly stocked up in August through advance purchases, but market experts likened the general situation to walking on egg shells: even if converters were able to cover some of their costs, there was a shortage of adhesives and above all (worldwide) of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) required for barrier layers.

However, positive signals were also reaching the market at the end of September...

⇒ This article is an excerpt from EUWID's quarterly report on the German polyamide market. The EUWID Price Watch Polyamide for September together with the complete article were published in EUWID Packaging Markets 21/2021.

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