20 November 2008 17:03 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Rhodia said it would close its polyamide fibres plant at Valence, France on 10 December in response to poor demand, with the closure likely to last until 5 January.
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The polyamide business has been one of the hardest hit by the steep downturn in automobile production with producers of fibres, plastics and polyamide raw materials worldwide forced to cut back production.
Cylcohexane and other polyamide raw material operating rates have been significantly reduced.
DSM, for example, said on Wednesday that it had closed a caprolactam plant at Geleen in the
Rhodia is a major polyamide intermediates producer and one of the world’s leading nylon 6, 6 producers. It has polyamide plants in
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