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Ube Does Not Plan to Increase Production of Nylon-12

8:30 AM MDT | May 8, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Ube Industries, the only producer of nylon-12 in the Asia/Pacific region, tells CW that it does not intend to increase its production of nylon-12, despite a shortage in the global market following the explosion and fire that struck Evonik Industries’ cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31. Nylon-12 is a CDT-derived product that is crucial to the automotive supply chain. Nylon-12 is essential for the manufacture of coatings and connector applications for braking systems and fuel handling in the automotive industry. The shortage of...

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