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December 9, 2016
AdvanSix (Morris Plains, New Jersey) has declared force majeure on nylon-6, which the company produces at Chesterfield, Virginia, after an outage at its Hopewell, Virginia, facility reduced the production of feedstock caprolactam. AdvanSix expects repairs to take about one week. Because of recent maintenance activity, the company does not have enough stock on hand to meet customer commitments....
November 4, 2016
Private equity firms Blackstone and Platinum Equity are among the potential buyers of Solvay's Acetow business, according to a Reuters report. Final bids for Acetow are due by 14...
October 31, 2016
Nylon 6 producer AdvanSix (Morris Plains, New Jersey) is extending ongoing fourth-quarter turnaround activities by two weeks to correct a problem discovered during inspection of its 600,000 metric ton/year ammonia plant at Hopewell, Virginia. The ammonia turnaround, which began on 17 October, was scheduled to finish in 20 days, on 6 November, but the additional two weeks push completion out to 20 November....
October 21, 2016
BASF says it will increase the price of caprolactam and polyamide in North America by $0.05/lb on 1 November. The move follows recent increases in the price of feedstock benzene....
October 20, 2016
Solvay is building a nylon compounding unit at San Luis Potosí, Mexico, with initial annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons, the company announced during the K 2016 trade fair, being...
October 7, 2016
The Petrochemical Industry Association of Taiwan (PIAT) says the closure of Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp’s (FCFC) nylon plant at Changhua, Taiwan, on 8 October could...
September 30, 2016
Taiwan’s Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp’s (FCFC) application to renew permits for three boilers at its coal-fired power plant at Changhua county has been rejected by...
September 13, 2016
Evonik Industries officially broke ground on a specialty nylon-12 powders plant at Marl in Germany. Once completed, the company's annual nylon-12 powders capacity will increase by 50%...
August 31, 2016
Invista has completed a $30 million project to enable one-step, small-lot production of solution-dyed nylon 6,6 carpet fiber at its Camden, South Carolina, facility. The capability, based on a proprietary technology, is an industry-first, says Invista, which will initially offer the fibers under its Antron Lumena brand....
August 29, 2016
Airgas Inc. (Radnor, Pennsylvania) says one employee was killed in an explosion at its nitrous oxide production facility in Cantonment, Florida, on 28 August. The facility is adjacent to an Ascend Performance Materials (Houston) site that produces and nylon 6,6 and also supplies Airgas with feedstock. Ascend says none of its personnel were injured, and that the site continues to operate safely, but the company continues to investigate the potential impact on operations....
August 25, 2016
Grupa Azoty SA (Kedzierzyn, Poland), a leading chemicals conglomerate comprising four main manufacturing subsidiaries, reports a major drop in profits and revenue in the second quarter this year due to poor fertilizer markets....
August 19, 2016
Invista (Salt Lake City, Utah) said on Thursday that although its Victoria, Texas, facility is back in operation and ramping up to full rates, adiponitrile and hexamethylenediamine customers will remain under force majeure. Invista has not said when the force majeure, which began in June, might be lifted. The result will be continued upward pricing pressure on nylon-6,6 resin and intermediates in the United States, say analysts at IHS Chemical....
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