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April 25, 2016Solvay Engineering Plastics, a world leader in nylon-based performance materials, announced the creation of a dedicated part testing laboratory in Shanghai to support the growth of its...
April 18, 2016Invista says it has started up a new 215,000 m.t./year hexamethylene diamine (HMDA) plant in Shanghai, part of a $1 billion nylon-6,6 project first announced in 2007, but delayed until 2014 by the economic downturn....
March 28, 2016SF says it is increasing European prices for all base polymer grades of nylon 6 and nylon 6,6, as well as caprolactam and adipic acid, by €120/m.t., effective immediately. “The increase is necessary in order to restore prices to a sustainable level,” says the company....
March 3, 2016Evonik Industries is expanding its membrane business with an investment at its site at Lenzing/Schörfling, Austria. The investment will double the existing production capacities...
February 10, 2016Evonik Industries plans to build a production line for special nylon-12 powders at its Marl, Germany, site. The investment will be in the mid double-digit million euro range, the...
January 21, 2016Celanese 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....
January 7, 2016Solvay 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...
November 27, 2015BASF 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...
December 2, 2015DSM 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...
October 21, 2015Invista (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....