Nylon 6/6 shortages and delays mostly unrelated to COVID-19 There are currently world wide shortages due to increased demand, shortages of base components as well as global weather events and COVID-19. We are able to procure small lots of material but large orders are seeing delays and price increases.
Almost all Dupont products are in short supply or completely unavailable. Update 2/19 -- Dupont issued a Force Majeure statement February 19th on Zytel® (including Zytel® HTN and Zytel® Specialty Nylons), Crastin®, Rynite®, Selar®, Minlon®, Pipelon.
Severe delays and shortages of many plastics and the raw/base materials to make them. We are seeing and being warned of daily price increases and schedule changes. We foresee long term issues in the plastics supply chain that could take the rest of the year to trickle through.
4/2019 Thermoplastic urethanes are almost impossible to obtain at this time. This effects many thermoplastic elastomer grades as well as other blends.
4/2021 Benzene supply is constrained globally effecting phenol pricing and expected to continue at least through July. Significant surcharges and increases are in place on most phenolic materials.