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July 7, 2014
Honeywell has announced a price increase of 10 cts/lb on caprolactam and nylon-6 resins for customers in North America, effective 11 July or as contracts allow. The company cites higher raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Honeywell-increases-North-America-nylon-capro-prices_62272.html
April 29, 2014
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals announced today that it will expand production capacity at its Chesterfield, VA, facility to meet demand for high-grade nylon polymers for packaging film...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Honeywell-to-expand-nylon-capacity-at-Chesterfield_60662.html
February 14, 2014
Alpek, a subsidiary of Alfa (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico), posted net losses of $1 million for the last quarter of 2013, according to the group's results released this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Alpek-swings-to-a-net-loss-in-fourth-quarter_58824.html
July 17, 2013
Alpek on 15 July reported a second-quarter loss of $71 million, down 187% year-over-year (YOY) from $82 million on net costs of $114 million related to the closure of its Cape Fear site in North Carolina. Revenues for the quarter totaled $1.81 billion, down 5% YOY from $1.91 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Alpek-reports-second-quarter-loss-on-Cape-Fear-closure_53689.html
July 3, 2013
DSM today declined to comment on a Bloomberg report that it is considering exiting the caprolactam business. However, it confirmed previously announced plans to reduce its exposure to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/DSM-looking-at-options-to-exit-its-caprolactam-business_53366.html
May 21, 2013
European margins for caprolactam could swing back to a loss since fundamentals for May are expected to be unfavorable, IHS Chemical says in its latest Global Nylon Fibers &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/European-caprolactam-margins-come-under-pressure_52059.html
May 10, 2013
European margins for caprolactam could swing back to a loss as fundamentals for May are expected to be unfavorable, IHS chemical says in its latest Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/European-caprolactam-margins-under-pressure_51848.html
February 20, 2013
DSM's fourth-quarter 2012 net profit fell by 75%, to €21 million ($28 million), compared with the €85 million reported in the fourth quarter a year earlier, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/DSMs-fourth-quarter-net-profit-down-75-percent-despite-higher-sales_49966.html
February 6, 2013
Ube Industries says that it will cease production of caprolactam at the company’s production complex at Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, by March 2014. The decision was made on 5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Ube-to-close-caprolactam-facility-at-Sakai_49594.html
January 26, 2012
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Cradle-to-Cradle-Manufacture-Flooring-Producer-Desso-Lays-Out-New-Approach_40781.html
January 23, 2012
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says it has been awarded a contract by DSM Nanjing Chemical (Nanjing, China), a joint venture between DSM and Sinopec, to build a 200,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Toyo-Engineering-Awarded-Contract-for-DSM-Sinopec-JV-Caprolactam-Plant_40681.html
December 16, 2011
Sinopec says its Sinopec Baling (Yunxi, Hunan Province, China) subsidiary has established a joint venture company with Zhejiang Hengyi Group (Xiaoshan, Zhejiang Province, China) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Sinopec-and-Zhejiang-Hengyi-Invest-$567-Million-in-Caprolactam-JV_39878.html
December 8, 2011
Koppers Holdings says it will close its carbon black manufacturing facility at Kurnell, Australia. Capacity details of the plant were not disclosed. The decision was made as a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Koppers-to-Close-Australian-Carbon-Black-Plant_39498.html
October 28, 2011
This Week on CW: Third-quarter earnings at chemical firms were mostly strong despite the weak economy. U.S. basic and diversified firms generally experienced rising sales and profits...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-28_38698.html
October 25, 2011
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will impose antidumping duties on imports of caprolactam from the U.S. and European Union (EU), for five years starting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/China-Slaps-Dumping-Duties-on-Caprolactam-from-U-S-and-EU_38479.html
September 23, 2011
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it has doubled caprolactone production capacity at its Warrington, U.K. facility. Terms were not disclosed. Caprolactones are used in a range of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Perstorp-Completes-Caprolactone-Expansion_37767.html
March 9, 2011
Lanxess says it is investing €20 million ($28 million) to expand its global compounding capacity, including a new facility at Gastonia, NC and a project to double capacity at a joint venture site at Hamm-Uentrop, Germany....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/Lanxess-Announces-Additional-PBT-Investments_33309.html
January 27, 2011
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) announced its preliminary ruling on the previously announced antidumping investigation into imports of caprolactam from the U.S. and European...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/China-Investigation-Confirms-Dumping-of-Caprolactam-by-U-S-and-EU_32431.html
January 20, 2011
DSM says its DSM Engineering Plastics unit has agreed to form two joint ventures with KuibyshevAzot (KA; Togliatti, Russia) in which DSM will hold a majority stake. In addition, DSM...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/caprolactam/DSM-Forms-Engineering-Plastics-Joint-Ventures-in-Russia_32239.html
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