GASTONIA, N.C. — If you’re looking to find confidence in the North American auto sector, look no further than Gastonia. That’s where German specialty plastics and chemicals firm Lanxess AG has opened a plant making Durethan-brand nylon compounds and Pocan-brand polybutylene terephthalate compounds. About 90 percent of the plant’s annual output of almost 45 million pounds is aimed at automotive applications.
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