Rhodia to expand capacity of South Korea nylon 6,6 plant

09 February 2011 12:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Rhodia plans to expand the capacity of its 40,000 tonne/year nylon 6,6 (or polyamide 6,6) plant at Onsen, South Korea, to 50,000 tonnes/year in April, a company official said on Wednesday.

A source with Rhodia said the expanded unit would consume 25,000 tonnes/year of the feedstock adipic acid, while 75,000 tonnes/year of acid will be available for sale.

A Rhodia spokesperson based in France could not be reached for comment on the expansion.

Nylon 6,6 is used in engineering plastics and industrial fibres for the automotive, electricity and electronics, and consumer goods industries.

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