Notations continue to crumble / Polyamides increasingly under pressure / Further erosion in PC and PMMA / Trends likely to continue in DecemberAs expected, engineering thermoplastics prices fell slightly in November, taking their cue from the earlier decline in feedstock notations. In addition, there are signs that a noticeable shift is taking place in the polyamide market, with the competitive pressure exerted by new Asian capacities now also having affected base PA 6 grades. This effect had previously been limited to feedstock caprolactam. A rising number of former export quotas are being returned to the European market, as Asian demand is increasingly met by local producers. The resultant undertow in the polyamide markets has also impacted the related PA 6.6.