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October 20, 2008
Rhodia has announced a major restructuring of its nylon businesses in Europe. The program is designed “to help these businesses adapt to changes in the nylon market, which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Rhodia-to-Restructure-Nylon-Business_14825.html
October 17, 2008
BASF says it has reduced production of caprolactam worldwide by 35% in response to lower demand, and steep rises in raw material and energy costs. The company, one of the leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-Slashes-Caprolactam-Production_14800.html
July 14, 2008
DuPont says it will boost compounding capacity of nylon-6 and -6,6 resins by 30,000 m.t/year, and HTN brand high-performance nylon resins by 10,000 m.t./year at Shenzhen, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DuPont-Boosts-Nylon-Resins-Capacity_12947.html
July 14, 2008
Solutia says it has retained HSBC Securities USA (New York) to explore strategic alternatives for its nylon business, including a possible sale. The company says it is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-Considers-Possible-Sale-of-Nylon-Business_12962.html
June 30, 2008
Solutia says it has retained HSBC Securities to explore strategic options, including a potential sale, of the company’s nylon business. “Given the strength of our...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-to-Explore-Strategic-Alternatives-for-Nylon-Business_12781.html
June 10, 2008
Lurgi Zimmer says it has been awarded a contract by Tianjin Haijing Polymerization Co. (Tianjin, China) to supply its nylon-6 manufacturing technology and services for a new plant to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lurgi-Zimmer-Lands-Nylon-6-Contract-in-China_12277.html
June 2, 2008
Evonik Industries says it will “significantly” expand capacity for laurolactam, an intermediate used to produce nylon-12, at the company’s Marl, Germany facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Evonik-Boosts-Laurolactam-Capacity-in-Germany_12242.html
April 18, 2008
Solutia says it will increase prices for all its Ascend and Vydyne brand nylon-6,6 resins in North America by 10 cts/lb. The increase applies to orders shipped on or after April 15...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-Boosts-Nylon-Prices_11478.html
March 3, 2008
Lurgi Zimmer says it has been awarded a contract by Zhejiang Huajian Nylon Co. (Ruian, China) to supply a nylon-6 plant. The facility will be built at Ruian and have capacity to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Lurgi-Zimmer-Lands-Nylon-Contract-in-China_10625.html
March 3, 2008
Invista says it will make a multimillion-dollar investment to build a pilot facility at Kingston, ON to develop next-generation nylon products. Invista expects the facility to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Builds-Nylon-R-and-D-Center_10638.html
February 19, 2008
Invista says it will make a multi-million-dollar investment to build a pilot facility at Kingston, ON to develop next-generation nylon products. Invista expects the facility to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Builds-Multi-Million-Dollar-Nylon-R-and-D-Facility_10428.html
February 19, 2008
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has been awarded a contract by Kuibyshev Azot (Kuibyshev, Russia) to build a 54,000-m.t./year nylon-6 plant at Kuibyshev. Uhde Inventa-Fischer installed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-Awarded-Nylon-6-Contract-in-Russia_10392.html
December 14, 2007
Invista, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, says it has signed a land reservation agreement with the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Co., paving the way for construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Signs-Land-Agreement-for-Nylon-66-Plant-at-Shanghai-_9416.html
November 30, 2007
Solutia says a federal court has approved its reorganization plan, paving the way for the company to emerge from bankruptcy by early next year. Solutia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Court-Approves-Solutias-Bankruptcy-Plan_9193.html
October 12, 2007
Engineering plastics makers are targeting higher-performance and higher-margin applications, directing commercial development closer to customers that are growing faster than the overall market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Engineering-Plastics-Makers-Seek-Higher-Ground_8302.html
August 8, 2007
Invista says it has selected Shanghai, China as the site of its previously announced world-scale nylon 6,6 complex. The company will build plants producing adiponitrile, hexamethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Picks-China-for-Nylon-Plant_6343.html
August 6, 2007
Nylon-6,6 feedstocks have been in short supply, driven by force majeure at European and U.S. plants, including Rhodia and Invista, says Maack Business Services (Zurich). Nylon-6,6...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Nylon-Demand-Remains-Strong-in-China_5711.html
July 31, 2007
Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) says its subsidiary Chem Polymer has begun production of nylon and other engineering thermoplastic (ETP) compounds from its new 10,900-m.t./year compounding...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Compounding-Line-Starts-Up_6573.html
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