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DSM to build nylon-6 plant in North America

6:55 AM MDT | July 21, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

DSM will build a polymerization plant in North America to manufacture nylon-6, the company announced today. Construction is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2014 and completion is targeted for mid-2016. Site locations for the plant are being evaluated. The plant's capacity has not been announced, and DSM says that financial details of the investment will not be disclosed. The plant's output will consist of film grades for use in flexible food packaging and other segments, and the product will be marketed under the Akulon range. "This new plant is...

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