Issue Date: April 23, 2012
Nylon Shortage Threatens Automakers
Auto industry executives convened a special meeting in Troy, Mich., last week to discuss how to deal with a shortage of nylon 12 stemming from a fire last month at an Evonik Industries plant in Marl, Germany. Nylon 12 is a long-chain polyamide used in automotive fuel and brake lines.
On March 31, two workers were killed by an explosion and fire at the Evonik plant, which makes cyclododecatriene (CDT), a key . . .
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