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Nylon-12 Shortage to Impact Global Automotive Production

4:02 PM MDT | April 19, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas and Natasha Alperowicz

The deadly explosion and fire that struck Evonik Industries' cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31, 2012 has created a shortage of the derivative nylon-12, a resin that is essential for the manufacture of coatings and connector applications for braking systems and fuel handling for the automotive industry, says Tim Urquhart, an analyst at IHS Automotive. Evonik announced earlier that disruptions to the supply of the company's range of nylon-12 engineering plastics would occur because of the outage at the Marl CDT plant. CDT is used to...

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