Arkema Group and Invista are among the suppliers that are stepping in to help automakers avoid production disruptions as a result of a shortage of nylon 12 resin.
The nylon 12 market has been in turmoil since March 31, when an explosion and fire at a plant making cyclododecatriene (CDT), a nylon 12 feedstock, resulted in two deaths and placed severe limits on nylon 12 production. The plant in Marl, Germany, is owned and operated by Evonik Industries AG.
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Tags: bio-based nylon 10/12, nylon 12, CDT
Source: Plasticsnews, 2012-04-20.