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January 21, 2016
Celanese is adding nylons  -6 and -6,6 to its portfolio of engineered materials using technology developed in-house, the company says. Some grades of nylon will be immediately available, while others will enter the market during the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Celanese-adds-nylons-to-engineered-materials-portfolio_76620.html
January 7, 2016
Solvay has hired Goldman Sachs to find potential buyers for Solvay's nylon business, according to reports in the Belgian and Dutch media. An acquisition of the business could be worth...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Reports-Solvay-plans-sale-of-nylon-business_76221.html
November 27, 2015
BASF said on Friday that it will expand its compounding capacity for engineering plastics in Europe. The company will add 70,000 m.t./year capacity at the Schwarzheide, Germany site by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-hikes-compounding-capacity-for-engineering-plastics-in-Europe_75478.html
December 2, 2015
DSM said in Thursday that it is expanding production capacity for Akulon XS, a new nylon developed specifically for blown films used in flexible food packaging. The expansion at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-hikes-capacity-for-Akulon-XS-nylon-for-flexible-packaging-films_75469.html
October 21, 2015
Invista (Wichita, KS) has added several new high-viscosity products to its Torzen line of nylon-6,6 resins. The company is launching the products this week at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-launches-new-high-viscosity-nylon-66-resins_74360.html
October 6, 2015
Invista says it is restructuring its Orange, TX, site to improve its competitiveness. The company’s plans include shutting down the site’s 215,000-m.t./year adipic acid plant and laying off 75 of the site’s 600 workers....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-shut-down-Orange-TX-adipic-acid-plant-lay-off-75-workers-Updated_74197.html
September 30, 2015
BASF has lifted the force majeure it had declared on hexamethylenediamine (HMD), AH salt, and nylon-6,6 polymer and the resulting force majeure declaration for nylon-6,6...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-lifts-nylon-66-force-majeure-resin-prices-still-under-pressure_74077.html
September 24, 2015
Grupa Azoty, Poland’s major chemicals producer, on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 320-million zlotych ($85.5 million) nylon-6 manufacturing complex at Tarnów...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Grupa-Azoty-to-become-Europes-second-largest-producer-of-nylon-6_73813.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-Yara-break-ground-on-world-scale-ammonia-plant-in-TX-BASF-to-use-ammonia-to-produce-caprolactam_72448.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-to-raise-prices-of-caprolactam-nylon-6-and-styrene-butadiene-polymers-in-North-America_71999.html
June 30, 2015
SCG Packaging (Bangkok) has acquired an 80% stake in a Vietnamese flexible packaging company, its parent Siam Cement (Bangkok) said Tuesday. TC Flexible Packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/SCG-Packaging-buys-80-percent-stake-in-Vietnamese-company_71747.html
June 18, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has made a venture capital investment in Wiivv Wearables (Vancouver). The minority investment was made jointly with financial investor Formation 8 (Palo...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Evonik-invests-in-Canada-startup_71442.html
June 18, 2015
BASF has declared force majeure on hexamethylenediamine (HMDA), nylon salt, and nylon-6,6 polymers, the company announced today. The force majeure, in place since 16 June, follows...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-declares-force-majeure-on-nylon-66-polymers-and-compounds_71439.html
June 24, 2015
DuPont says it has increased compounding capacity for glass-reinforced nylon at its Uentrop facility in Hamm, Germany, by 20% to meet growing demand from the auto industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DuPont-increases-nylon-polymer-capacity-at-Hamm-by-20-percent_71333.html
June 9, 2015
Honeywell's resins and chemicals subsidiary broke ground on a nylon resins production line at its Chesterfield, VA, manufacturing site, the company announced Tuesday. The project will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Honeywell-breaks-ground-on-nylon-resin-expansion-in-Virginia_71108.html
May 20, 2015
DSM and Ascend Performance Materials said today that they have formed a worldwide alliance for the supply of compounds based on nylon-6,6. Under the agreement, Ascend becomes the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-Ascend-form-alliance-for-supply-of-nylon-66-compounds_70511.html
May 20, 2015
Ube Industries plans to increase its nylon-6 production capacity in Europe by 40,000 m.t./year through 2018, the company said Wednesday. Ube added 10,000 m.t./year of nylon-6 capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Ube-Industries-plans-to-boost-nylon-6-output-in-Europe-by-2018_70507.html
May 7, 2015
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Arkema-launches-new-biosourced-nylon-range_70161.html
May 6, 2015
Solvay reports adjusted net income of €173 million ($196.4 million), up 44% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2015. Recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) was €502 million, up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solvays-first-quarter-net-income-up-44-percent-YOY_70116.html
May 6, 2015
BASF on Wednesday inaugurated its new Ultramid nylon-6 and -6,6 polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing, near Shanghai. The new plant, with a capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-inaugurates-large-nylon-polymerization-plant-in-China_70111.html
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