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DSM building new polymerization plant in Augusta, Ga.

Resin supplier Royal DSM is building a new polymerization plant in Augusta, Ga.

October 31, 2014   Canadian Plastics

Resin supplier Royal DSM is building a new polymerization plant in Augusta, Ga.

The plant, which will become part of DSM’s Engineering Plastics business group, will manufacture high viscous Akulon polyamide 6 polymer for film grades used in flexible food packaging and other segments. The facility will be DSM’s first polymerization plant for high viscosity grades in North America for Akulon polyamide 6.

The new plant will be built next to DSM Engineering Plastics’ existing manufacturing plant for medium viscous grades of Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 polymers.

“The Augusta location will offer all logistic modalities to our customers in the Americas and leverage the scale of our existing polymer operations,” said Richard Pieters, president of DSM Engineering Plastics Americas.

Construction of the plant is scheduled to start in Q1 2015 with completion targeted for mid-2016.

Royal DSM is headquartered in Heerlen, the Netherlands.


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