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BASF to expand compounding capacities for engineering plastics

Start-up planned for 2017

30-Nov-2015

BASF is expanding the compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe. Presumably from 2017 it will be possible to additionally produce up to 70,000 metric tons per year of Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) at the Schwarzheide site, Germany. ...

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DSM and Ascend form global strategic alliance for supply of polyamide 66 compounds

22-May-2015

Royal DSM and Ascend Performance Materials Inc. announced that they have formed a global strategic alliance for the supply of compounds based on polyamide 66 (PA66). Under the agreement, Ascend becomes the strategic supplier to DSM for PA66 base-polymer used as raw material for Akulon® PA66 ...

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BASF inaugurates new plant for high performance Ultramid in China

Polymerization capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year

08-May-2015

BASF inaugurated its new Ultramid® (polyamide 6 and 6/6.6) polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year, will further strengthen BASF’s local production and supply network and better serve the ...

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Strong fibers: Ceresana presents market study on polyamides

22-Apr-2015

Tear-resistant fibers, unbreakable components: Polyamides are among the most versatile plastics. Especially the types polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 are important. They vary in their chemical constitution. "In 2014, global revenues of 24.4 billion US$ were achieved with these two polyamide types", ...

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A Perfect Storm for the European Polyamide Industry?

16-Dec-2014

Massive capacity additions in polyamide raw materials, mainly in China and, based on this, globally falling operating rates combined with slowing demand and high volatility in petrochemical raw materials are the challenges for the European polyamide industry in 2015 and beyond. Against this ...

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DSM polymerization plant to be built in Augusta (GA)

31-Oct-2014

Royal DSM announced that its new polymerization plant will be built in Augusta, GA. The investment was accounted earlier this year and now a location has been confirmed. The plant, which will become part of DSM's Engineering Plastics business group, will manufacture high viscous Akulon® polyamide ...

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

18-Aug-2014

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric ...

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LANXESS takes high-tech plastics plant in Belgium into operation

03-Jul-2014

LANXESS has taken its new plant for polyamide plastics in Antwerp, Belgium, into operation as planned. The world-scale facility for polyamide plastics is designed for an annual capacity of around 90,000 metric tons. It represents an investment volume of EUR 75 million. The main customer of ...

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Evonik sets the course for polyamide 12

01-Jul-2014

Evonik Industries has expanded its polyamide 12 production capacity at Marl Chemical Site by 5,000 metric tons, thereby increasing the supply security of its VESTAMID® high performance polymer material. In addition, preparations have begun for increasing the production of VESTOSINT® polyamide ...

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Momentive: New manufacturing capacity for polyamides and a full range of specialty amines

19-Mar-2013

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., has opened new curing agent manufacturing capabilities at a facility in China. The new plant, located in Tianjin, China, expands MSC’s regional capacity to produce amine curing agents. Using locally sourced raw materials, the facility can manufacture a full ...

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