23 March 2005 22:27 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (CNI)--BASF said Wednesday it will discontinue the manufacture of nylon 6 polymers at its ?xml:namespace>
A BASF spokesman said 50 persons would lose their jobs in
The company said after the
Jack Dellinger, general manager of the Enka plant, said: "Reaching this decision was difficult, but unfortunately necessary for BASF to compete in the North American nylon market. Production needs to be consolidated into the
The nylon 6 value chain includes caprolactam that is primarily used to produce nylon polymers for engineering plastics, which have applications in the automotive parts, industrial equipment, electrical/electronic, furniture, oil and gas, and sporting goods market segments. Nylon 6 polymers are also used to produce fibres for textile, carpet and industrial fibre applications.
The company said the
BASF Corporation, headquartered in
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