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June 25, 2009
Nylon-6,6 resin production will be added at existing Invista nylon production sites in North America and Europe, and the company plans to build polymer capacity in Asia as well. Capacity was not disclosed but Invista material will be in the market "very soon," Invista officials say....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-to-Enter-Nylon-Engineering-Plastics-Business_19741.html
June 1, 2009
Private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York) says it has completed its $50-million acquisition of Solutia’s integrated nylon business, and has renamed the business Ascend...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/SK-Capital-Completes-Acquisition-of-Solutias-Nylon-Business_19317.html
May 8, 2009
Rhodia says it is closing its nylon production lines at in Mississauga, ON, and will source material from Alloy Polymers (Richmond, VA) under a toll production agreement. The site will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Rhodia-Shuts-Nylon-Line_18783.html
May 8, 2009
Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp. (FCFC; Taipei) is building a 47,000-m.t./year nylon-6 plant in Vietnam using Uhde Inventa-Fischer technology. The plant will start up next year and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Formosa-Builds-Nylon-6-Plant-in-Vietnam_18805.html
April 3, 2009
Solutia says it will sell its nylon business for $50 million in cash to private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York). SK Capital will assume substantially all of the liabilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/SK-Capital-to-Acquire-Solutias-Nylon-Business_18016.html
April 1, 2009
Solutia says it will sell its nylon business for $50 million in cash to private equity firm SK Capital Partners (New York). The sale includes all five of Solutia’s nylon...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-Agrees-to-Sell-Nylon-Business-to-Private-Equity-Firm_17939.html
March 11, 2009
DSM says it has opened a previously announced new manufacturing facility for producing engineering plastics compounds, at the Ranjangaon MIDC industrial zone about 60 km from Pune, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/DSM-Opens-Engineering-Plastics-Compounding-Plant-in-India_17564.html
January 26, 2009
Solutia says it expects adjusted Ebitda from continuing operations for 2008 to be within its previous guidance range of $385 million-$395 million. The company also says it...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-to-Meet-Estimates-Nylon-Sale-Expected-This-Quarter_16693.html
November 26, 2008
The move is part of an effort that will reduce fixed costs in the nylon business by 10%. The recent demand decline "has been sharp and rapid," the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Solutia-Idles-Nylon-Assets_15565.html
November 19, 2008
BASF will shut 80 plants worldwide and reduce production at approximately 100 others as it responds a "massive decline in demand in key industries." The moves account for 20%-25% of the company's overall capacity. The company also says that 2008 earnings will fall short of 2007 results...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/BASF-to-Shutter-80-Plants-as-Demand-Shrinks_15449.html
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
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