17 October 2008 10:43 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF has reduced its worldwide production of caprolactam to about 65% of capacity due to the high cost of raw materials and energy, and weak demand, the German chemicals producer said on Friday.
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Earlier in the week BASF, which has a total caprolactam capacity of 735,000 tonnes/year, said it was running plants at 70% of capacity.
Caprolactam is used in the manufacture of the plastic polyamide 6.
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