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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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
September 30, 2010
Ube Industries says that its Ube Chemicals Asia (Bangkok) subsidiary will increase the production capacity for caprolactam and nylon at Rayong, Thailand, to meet the rising demand in...
September 23, 2010
DSM (Heerlen, the Netherlands), today announced major targets under the company's DSM In Motion strategy, which replaces the Vision 2010 program. The company has also announced the...
January 26, 2010
Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP; Pulawy, Poland), the leading maker of fertilizers in Poland and one of the world's leading producers of melamine, has made a conditional offer to PKN Orlen...
January 7, 2010
DSM says its corporate venturing unit DSM Venturing, has made an equity investment in green chemistry company Segetis (Golden Valley, MN). Financial details of the investment were not...
December 29, 2009
Ube Industries says it will merge its Thai Caprolactam (Bangkok) and Ube Nylon Thailand (Bangkok) subsidiaries effective February 1, 2010, and the merged company will be named Ube...
July 27, 2009
The business posted a 19% drop in segment profit, to $150 million, on a 28% decline in revenues, to $1.048 billion. Segment margin in specialty materials increased 150 basis points to 14.3% due to the positive impact of cost savings, Honeywell says...
July 12, 2009
International Finance Corporation (IFC; Washington), a member of the World Bank group, says it has agreed to provide KuibyshevAzot (Togliatti, Russia), a chemicals manufacturer, with a...
July 1, 2009
Mitsubishi Corp. and Ube Industries say that the world’s first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O), being jointly developed by the two...
June 1, 2009
Mitsubishi Chemical says it will exit the caprolactam and styrene monomer businesses within the next two years as it restructures its petrochemicals businesses. “The...
May 22, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has suspended caprolactam production at Camaçari, Brazil, and that it will temporarily deactivate the product’s manufacturing unit due...
May 15, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has decided to suspend the production of caprolactam, and temporarily deactivate the product’s manufacturing unit located at Camaçari...
March 6, 2009
Prices U.S.: 65 cts-70 cts/lb, exports EUROPE: €1,290-€1,340/m.t., contract ASIA: $1,250-$1,250/m.t., spot Outlook Global demand for caprolactam reached about 3.9 million...
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