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Evonik Plant Fire Disrupts Supplies of Engineering Plastics

5:17 AM MDT | April 5, 2012 | Ian Young

Evonik Industries says that the deadly explosion and fire at the company's cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31 will likely result in supply restrictions for the company's range of nylon-12 engineering plastics. CDT is used to make laurolactam, which is a monomer for nylon-12 production. Evonik sells nylon-12 plastics under the Vestamid, Vestamelt, Vestosint, and Vestenamer brand names. The products are used in automotive, photovoltaic, and offshore pipeline applications. There are no restrictions on the supply of Evonik's other engineering...

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