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Nylon-12 Shortage to Impact Global Automotive Production

3:30 PM MDT | April 23, 2012 | —Sotirios Frantzanas and Natasha Alperowicz

Shockwaves: Repercussions of the fire at Evonik's Marl CDT plant have spread across industries. The deadly explosion and fire that struck Evonik Industries’ cyclododecatriene (CDT) plant at Marl, Germany on March 31 has created a shortage of nylon-12, a resin essential for the manufacture of coatings and connector applications for braking systems and fuel handling in the automotive industry, says Tim Urquhart, an analyst at IHS Automotive. Evonik announced earlier that supply disruptions to the company’s range of nylon-12 engineering plastics would...

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