BASF To Revamp Nylon In Europe | September 14, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 37 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 37 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 14, 2009

BASF To Revamp Nylon In Europe

Department: Business
Keywords: BASF, nylon, polyamide

BASF will close a nylon 6 engineering polymers plant in Rudolstadt, Germany, by the end of next year and consolidate nylon production at its integrated sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Antwerp, Belgium. The company will, however, continue compounding engineering polymers in Rudolstadt. Some 58 workers there will be affected by the closure. In Ludwigshafen, the company will focus on “higher margin products” and thus cut some output there as well, eliminating 19 positions, BASF says. After the moves, the company will have 680,000 metric tons of nylon 6 and nylon 6,6 capacity, a reduction of 6%.

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