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Evonik Chooses Singapore For Nylon-12 Project

8:32 AM MDT | July 9, 2012

Evonik Industries says it has chosen Singapore as the location for its previously announced nylon-12 project in Asia. The 20,000-m.t./year plant, subject to approval from relevant bodies, is expected to be completed by 2014, Evonik says. Evonik’s existing nylon-12 capacity at Marl, Germany is currently offstream following an explosion and fire at the site’s cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant on March 31. CDT is used to make laurolactam, a monomer for nylon-12 production. Evonik says it is the largest producer of nylon-12. “Our goal in significantly...

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