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Evonik Boosts Laurolactam Capacity in Germany

11:23 AM MDT | June 2, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Evonik Industries says it will “significantly” expand capacity for laurolactam, an intermediate used to produce nylon-12, at the company’s Marl, Germany facility. Evonik says the total investment will be in the double-digit millions of Euros. Demand for nylon-12 is “rising steadily,” the company says. The new capacity is due onstream in the second half of 2009 and plans for another expansion are already underway, Evonik...

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