Honeywell expand nylon polymer capacity in Chesterfield, US

Honeywell to expand nylon polymer capacity in Chesterfield, US

9:31 AM, 30th April 2014
Honeywell to expand nylon polymer capacity in Chesterfield, US

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, US: Honeywell Resins and Chemicals will expand production capacity at its Chesterfield, Virginia, US, facility to meet demand for high-grade nylon polymers for packaging film and other applications. The new production line will be able to produce both nylon 6 and copolymer nylon 6/6.6 resins, with flexibility to produce either or both as needed to match customer demand. The new line will have a capacity of 40,000 metric tonne per year and is expected to start production in the fourth quarter of 2015, expanding capacity at the facility to 200,000 metric tonne per year.

Honeywell Resins and Chemicals is also a major producer and global supplier of caprolactam, a merchant-grade, nylon 6 intermediate used in a range of applications, including carpet, textiles, engineering plastics, films and industrial filament. The Honeywell plant in Hopewell, Virginia, US with a capacity of 350,000 metric tonne of caprolactam per year, is one of the largest single-site caprolactam production facilities in the world.

“We continue to invest in the production capabilities to meet our global customers’ current and future needs, and this new production line will provide greater flexibility to produce both nylon 6 and nylon 6/6.6 as required. As a fully integrated nylon 6 producer, Honeywell remains well positioned as a reliable and competitive supplier to customers worldwide,” said Qamar Bhatia, Vice President and General Manager, Resins and Chemicals, Honeywell.

 

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