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July 28, 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 22, 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.


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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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 &...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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