Honeywell Resins and Chemicals has broken ground on a new nylon resins production line that can produce multiple grades of Honeywell Aegis® nylon 6 resins, as well as copolymer nylon 6/6.6 resins, both of which are used in food packaging films and other applications at its Chesterfield, Va., manufacturing facility.
When the line starts up in the fourth quarter of 2015, Honeywell’s Chesterfield facility will become the first and only North American supplier of both resins. The effort will expand manufacturing capacity of the Chesterfield facility by 40,000 metric tons to 200,000 metric tons per year.
“Honeywell has been committed to the nylon market for more than 60 years, and we are investing in expanding our capabilities and developing new technologies,” said Erin Kane, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Resins and Chemicals. “Our position as the only fully-integrated North American manufacturer of both nylon 6 and copolymer nylon 6/6.6 will provide film manufacturers with a more secure resin supply than they have today.”