Honeywell to expand nylon polymer production capacity
Mary Page Bailey
Honeywell’s (Morristown, N.J.; www.honeywell.com) Resins and Chemicals division has announced that it will expand production capacity at its Chesterfield, Va., 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 tons per year (m.t./yr) and is expected to start production in the fourth quarter of 2015, expanding capacity at the facility to 200,000 m.t./yr.
“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,” said Qamar Bhatia, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Resins and Chemicals. “As a fully integrated nylon 6 producer, Honeywell remains well positioned as a reliable and competitive supplier to customers worldwide.”