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Volume 88 Issue 41 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 11, 2010

Ube Expands Thai Nylon

Department: Business
Keywords: nylon, caprolactam, Thailand, Ube

To meet growing demand in Asia, Ube Industries is taking steps to expand nylon output at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The firm just started production at a 50,000-metric-ton-per-year nylon 6 facility which, like many projects at Map Ta Phut, had been under a court-ordered construction freeze for several months (C&EN, Sept. 13, page 6). Ube also plans to invest about $36 million to boost annual production of nylon raw material caprolactam . . .

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