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Asahi Kasei starts manufacturing nylon-6,6 compounds in Indonesia

9:30 AM MDT | August 8, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has begun the manufacture of Leona nylon-6,6 compounds for automotive applications, in Indonesia, starting this month. The nylon-6,6 compounds are being manufactured at the production site of AKC's Nippisun Indonesia (Bekasi, Indonesia) joint venture with Nippon Pigment (Tokyo). Demand in Indonesia for nylon-6,6 compounds for automotive applications is growing substantially, with automobile production expected to increase from 1 million units in 2012 to 1.5 million units in 2016, AKC says. AKC has...

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