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Honeywell to expand nylon capacity in Virginia

7:22 AM MDT | May 9, 2014

Honeywell will expand production capacity at its Chesterfield, VA, facility to meet demand for high-grade nylon polymers for packaging film and other applications. The new production line will be able to produce both nylon-6 and copolymer nylon-6/6,6 resins. The line will have a capacity of 40,000 m.t./year and is expected to start production in the fourth quarter of 2015. The additional capacity will bring the site’s total to 200,000 m.t./year. The company says it does not expect to add capacity for precursor caprolactam at this time. “Our caprolactam plant...

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