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LANXESS Maintains Force Majeure On PA6

November 17, 2020
But the company has reportedly fixed issues of its caprolactam production.

LANXESS maintains force majeure on PA6 compounds while it restarts caprolactam production, according to reliable sources.

The company has reportedly restarted production of caprolactam in Antwerp, Belgium, after an unplanned outage a few weeks ago.

Caprolactam is used to produce Nylon 6 (PA6).

Demand for PA6 in Europe is strong in November and supply is getting tighter, particularly for spot volumes.

PA6 engineering resin’s main downstream market is the automotive industry.

Demand from the auto sector has remained upbeat and participants report a tight market situation .

LANXESS is a specialty chemicals company, based in Cologne, Germany, and a major producer of PA6.

LANXESS has a 90,000 ton/year capacity in Antwerp, Belgium.

Other producers of PA6 in Europe are BASF, Radici, DOMO, and Grupa Azoty.

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