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September 8, 2009
BASF says it will restructure its nylon-6 production activities in Europe, which will involve the permanent closure of a plant at Rudolstadt in the German state of Thuringia at the end...
June 26, 2009
Koch Industries’ Invista unit has confirmed plans to enter the nylon-6,6 engineering polymers business. Resin production will be added at existing Invista production sites in...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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