The combination will create a fully integrated business, going back to all the key feedstocks. Given the fit of the businesses and potential synergies, the deal, expected to close in Q3 , looks to be a good one for BASF. Key end markets are transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer industries. Automotive is the most important end market for nylon 6,6 engineering plastics. While there are concerns that these high-temperature resistant plastics will have less demand in electric vehicles EVs which generate far less heat than conventional internal combustion engines, the company highlights that EVs demand certain polyamide components such as lightweight crash elements for batteries, housings of high-voltage batteries, connectors and charging couplers. The Solvay acquisition brings BASF a greater presence in Asia and South America, a wider range of engineering plastics, a broader set of technical skills and innovation capabilities and improved reliability of supply with back integration.
Chief among these options are nylon 6, PBT, and high-performance nylons like PPAs, as well blends containing increased recycle content. While there are varying projections, most sources anticipate the nylon 66 tightness to continue through to at least part of The resin constraints are primarily related to tight supplies of key precursor adiponitrile ADN , for which current global capacity, estimated at about 3. Fourth-quarter price hikes were underway at press time in some parts of the world, and first-quarter increases would not be surprising. The good news, according to Dooley, include the some key ADN capacity additions. Dooley ventures that these actions will translate into some nylon 66 supply improvement by mid Replacing PA 66 with another material has costs beyond availability and price.
BASF to boost global position in nylon 6,6 with Solvay deal
In a move that will link an engineering polymers giant and a veteran nylon producer, Dow Chemical Company has signed an agreement to market nylon 6,6 resins made by Solutia. The companies expect their global alliance to expand the demand for injection molded engineering plastics in virtually all major markets. Dow will sell and be responsible for compounding activities for Solutia's nylon 6,6 resins.
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