AUGUSTA, GA. — DSM Engineering Plastics has opened a 30 million-pound-per-year nylon 6 resin plant in Augusta.
The plant has two production lines — one for engineering plastic uses and one for fiber — and is integrated with a caprolactam plant operated by DSM Chemicals North America Inc.
The plant's output will be shipped to DSM compounding plants in Evansville, Ind., and Stoney Creek, Ontario.
``The new nylon 6 plant gives DSM full integration from monomer to compounded resin,'' DSM Engineering President Robert Hartmayer said in a news release.
The plant, DSM's first North American nylon 6 facility, brings DSM's annual global nylon 6 capacity to 200 million pounds.
DSM Engineering — a unit of DSM NV of Gerleen, Netherlands — employs 1,000 worldwide and posted 1998 sales of $500 million.