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July 4, 2016
Fibrant (Sittard, Netherlands) is winding down production at its Augusta, Georgia caprolactam plant, "due to commodity pricing as well as global supply dynamics," the company...
June 30, 2016
Fibrant (Sittard, the Netherlands) is winding down production at its Augusta, Georgia, caprolactam plant in the United States, according to local media reports. Fibrant was not...
May 12, 2016
Honeywell announced today that it will spin off its $1.3-billion resins and chemicals business into a stand-alone, publicly traded company by early 2017. The new company, named...
May 6, 2016
Domo Chemicals (Zwijnaarde, Belgium) and Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland, a Total subsidiary, say they are investing an undisclosed sum, in the "double-digit millions" of...
March 28, 2016
SF says it is increasing European prices for all base polymer grades of nylon 6 and nylon 6,6, as well as caprolactam and adipic acid, by €120/m.t., effective immediately. “The increase is necessary in order to restore prices to a sustainable level,” says the company....
March 18, 2016
The use of biobased intermediates instead of petroleum-based feedstocks could provide a vital lifeline for an otherwise struggling nylons industry, according to Bob Merrill...
July 27, 2015
Yara  International (Oslo) and BASF broke ground Monday on a previously announced world-scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, TX. As part of the project, Yara will...
July 24, 2015
The European Commission has approved CVC Capital Partners' (London) acquisition of a majority stake of Royal DSM's fiber intermediates and composite resins business, including DSM...
July 8, 2015
BASF says it will begin increasing the price for caprolactam and nylon-6 polymer by 10 cts/lb in North America, effective 15 July or as contracts allow. Effective 1 August or as...
April 21, 2015
Today, China began reviewing its antidumping duties on nylon-6 imports from the European Union, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States, the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says...
February 11, 2015

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued on 9 February a preliminary determination approving a 750,000 m.t./year ammonia plant that BASF and Yara propose to build at Freeport, TX. BASF and Yara have not yet committed to the project, which was first announced in October 2013.

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August 6, 2014
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) announced on 5 August that it will target major nylon intermediates—including hexamethylenediamine (HMD), caprolactam, and adipic...
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