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Man-Made Fibres And Carpets

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what bulk chemicals are used in the manufacture of man-made fibres; and to what extent these chemicals are on offer from the United States of America at a landed price, including duty, which is less than the price at which the same chemicals are available in the United States of America.

The chief bulk chemicals used in man-made fibre manufacture are:

  • Nylon 6—Caprollactam,
  • Nylon 66—Cyclohexane, Ammonia, Hydrogen,
  • Polyester—Ethylene Glycol, Terephthalic Acid,
  • Acrylic—Acrylonitrile.
Information on relative prices in the United States and the United Kingdom markets is not readily available.