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Ube Builds Large Nylon-6 Resins Plant in Thailand

12:43 PM MDT | July 26, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Ube Industries says it will build a 50,000-m.t./year nylon-6 resins plant at its Ube Nylon (Thailand) complex at Bangkok by October 2009. The company’s existing nylon-6 capacity there is 25,000 m.t./year. Ube, one of the leading nylon-6 producers, says the new capacity will cater to increasing demand in China and the rest of Asia, where the market is growing at about 10%/year. Ube also has 60,000 m.t./year of nylon-6 capacity at Ube, Japan and 20,000 m.t./year at Castellón, Spain. Thai Caprolactam Public Co. (Bangkok), another Ube subsidiary, will...

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