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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
May 14, 2014
Anti-China protesters broke into the nylon-6 production site of Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp., a subsidiary of Formosa Plastics Group (Taipei), at Nhon Trach, Dong Nai Province...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Protesters-storm-Formosa-nylon-6-plant-in-Vietnam_61063.html
May 9, 2014
BASF says it is offering a high-performance nylon derived from renewable raw materials under the company's Ultramid brand. The product is based on certified biomass. The resulting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-introduces-nylon-derived-from-biomass_60962.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Honeywell-to-expand-nylon-capacity-at-Chesterfield_60662.html
April 25, 2014
Invista and Solvay announced today that they have signed a settlement agreement resolving disputes related to adiponitrile (ADN) intellectual property and technology used in their...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Solvay-settle-adiponitrile-dispute_60558.html
April 8, 2014
Western European demand for fiber-grade nylon chip improved in the first quarter of 2014, and volumes grew by 2–4% from the same period last year, according to IHS Chemical's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Nylon-demand-improves-in-Europe-tracking-automotive-growth_60173.html
April 3, 2014
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) is launching investments in the plastics and fertilizers segments, the company announced. The company will build additional nylon-6 production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Grupa-Azoty-announces-expansion-of-nylon-6-production-fertilizer-granulation-capacity_60039.html
April 3, 2014
Lanxess says it is collaborating with EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) to develop new thermoplastic sandwich materials for lightweight construction. The objective of the collaboration is to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lanxess-joins-with-EconCore-to-develop-nylon-sandwich-materials_60040.html
March 26, 2014
Invista announced today that it has broken ground on a new hexamethylenediamine (HMD) and nylon-6,6, polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. These are a part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-breaks-ground-on-Shanghai-nylon-66-expansion_59843.html
March 6, 2014
BASF has expanded production capacities for the company's Ultramid C–branded nylon copolymer for flexible food packaging films at  Ludwigshafen, BASF announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-completes-nylon-expansion-at-Ludwigshafen_59366.html
February 12, 2014
Nexam (Lund, Sweden) and BASF have developed a cross-linkable nylon-6,6 and agreed to initiate the commercialization phase for the compound, Nexam announced. Nexam has awarded BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Nexam-BASF-establish-partnership-for-cross-linkable-nylon-66-compound-commercialization_58769.html
February 11, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland  (ADM) says it has made a $25-million equity investment in Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes for producing chemicals from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/ADM-invests-in-biobased-nylon-start-up_58745.html
December 19, 2013
Invista plans to become a significant supplier of nylon-12, building its position on a new monomer technology, the company announced on 18 December. Invista says it will soon employ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-plans-to-produce-nylon-12_57518.html
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