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BASF to Close Permanently Nylon-6 Plant in Germany

6:43 AM MDT | September 8, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

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 of 2010. BASF will concentrate production of nylon-6 at its integrated Verbund sites at Antwerp and Ludwigshafen. The restructuring will also involve some reduction in production capacity of nylon-6 at Ludwigshafen, where the company will focus on higher margin products. The moves will result in the loss of 58 positions at Rudolstadt and 19 at Ludwigshafen. "We will work...

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