Issue Date: October 11, 2010
Ube Expands Thai Nylon
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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