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Evonik to build nylon-12 powder line at Germany site, increasing capacity 50%

4:16 AM MST | February 10, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Evonik Industries plans to build a production line for special nylon-12 powders at its Marl, Germany, site. The investment will be in the mid double-digit million euro range, the company announced today. Evonik says that the new plant will increase the...


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