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March 28, 2016SF 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, 2016The 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 28, 2015Yara 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, 2015The 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, 2015BASF 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, 2015Today, 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....
August 6, 2014Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) announced on 5 August that it will target major nylon intermediates—including hexamethylenediamine (HMD), caprolactam, and adipic...
July 7, 2014Honeywell 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, 2014Honeywell 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...