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DSM Forms Engineering Plastics Joint Ventures in Russia

2:26 AM MST | January 20, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

DSM says its DSM Engineering Plastics unit has agreed to form two joint ventures with KuibyshevAzot (KA; Togliatti, Russia) in which DSM will hold a majority stake. In addition, DSM has agreed to license its cyclohexanone manufacturing technology to KA, which will be used by KA to produce caprolactam, a feestock used to make nylon 6. The two joint ventures cover the marketing and sales of engineering plastics in Russia and other members of the CIS and the production of engineering plastics compounds on an existing plant at Togliatti. The marketing joint venture...

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