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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
April 29, 2015
Invista says that it restarted its 400,000-m.t./year adiponitrile plant at Victoria, TX, on 22 April and resumed downstream production of hexamethylenediamine on 23 April. “It is too early to determine when the force majeure will be lifted, but the facility is in the process of ramping up to full rates,” the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-restarts-Victoria-adiponitrile-HMDA-units-force-majeure-remains-in-effect_69929.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/China-starts-reviewing-dumping-duties-on-nylon-6-from-EU-Russia-Taiwan-and-US_69655.html
March 19, 2015
DuPont says it has increased production of Zytel HTN polyphthalamide (PPA), a high-performance polyamide, manufactured at its Richmond, VA facility by 10% to meet growing demand in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DuPont-boosts-high-performance-polyamide-capacity-at-Richmond-by-10-percent_68705.html
February 16, 2015
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a member of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has been awarded a major contract from the chemical group Grupa Azoty (Tarnow, Poland) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-signs-contract-to-build-nylon-6-plant-in-Poland_67814.html
January 7, 2015
Shanghai Pret Composites says it plans to acquire Wellman Plastics Recycling (WPR; Johnsonville, SC) for $70.5 million in cash. WPR has two business units—engineering resins and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Chinese-firm-to-buy-Wellman-Plastics-Recycling-for-$71-million_66609.html
December 17, 2014
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says it has signed a contract with Uhde Inventa-Fischer for the construction of a previously announced nylon-6 plant at Tarnów. The contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Grupa-Azoty-awards-contract-to-Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-for-nylon-6-project-in-Poland_66276.html
October 29, 2014
DSM's new North American nylon polymerization plant will be built at Augusta, GA, the company confirmed today. The previously announced investment was accounted for earlier this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-names-site-for-North-America-nylon-6-plant_64896.html
October 6, 2014
Toray Industries says that together with one of its resin subsidiaries it has established a new company to compound plastics in Mexico. The new company will be the first Japanese...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Toray-sets-up-plastics-compounding-plant-in-Mexico_64275.html
September 24, 2014
Solvay said today that it has extended its Butachimie joint venture agreement with Invista for an additional 99 years. Butachimie produces nylon 6,6 intermediates at Chalampé...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Butachimie-to-gain-more-autonomy-as-Solvay-and-Invista-extend-JV-agreement_63878.html
July 21, 2014
DSM will build a polymerization plant in North America to manufacture nylon-6, the company announced today. Construction is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2014 and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-to-build-nylon-6-plant-in-North-America_62607.html
July 9, 2014
DSM says it will raise the price of its Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 (nylon-6) polymers by €120/m.t. in Europe and 10 cts/lb in North America and South America, effective 1 August. The company cites increasing raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-increases-nylon-6-prices-in-Europe-Americas_62372.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Honeywell-increases-North-America-nylon-capro-prices_62272.html
July 1, 2014
Lanxess has started up a 90,000-m.t./year nylon plastics production facility at Antwerp as scheduled, the company said today. The facility, part of Lanxess's high-performance materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lanxess-starts-up-90000-m-t-year-nylon-unit-at-Antwerp_62181.html
June 11, 2014
DuPont’s performance polymers segment announced today that it is increasing prices on its nylon-6,6 polymer and unreinforced nylon-6,6 resin globally on 1 July, or as contracts...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DuPont-increases-nylon-resin-prices_61679.html
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