DUPONT PLANS NYLON HIKE

NEW YORK — DuPont said it planned to hike its prices on nylon 8 to 15 percent beginning Jan. 1. The firm said the increase affects “selected mid-denier nylon [partially oriented] yarns.”
DuPont, based in Wilmington, Del., noted it has not raised its nylon rates since May 1995. The reason for the increase was “increased raw material prices,” according to a spokeswoman.
The hike follows multiple rounds of increases sought this year by makers of polyester staple and filament, including DuPont.

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