DSM picks Augusta, GA for new polymerization plant

Royal DSM new polymerization plant in Augusta, GA will become part of DSM's Engineering Plastics business group. The plant will manufacture high viscous Akulon polyamide 6 polymer for film grades used in flexible food packaging and other segments.

The new plant will be built next to DSM Engineering Plastics' existing facility in Augusta that currently manufactures medium viscous grades of Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 polymers for a wide variety of components used in the electrical and electronics, automotive and consumer goods industries.

Richard Pieters, president of DSM Engineering Plastics Americas, states: "The Augusta location will offer all logistic modalities to our customers in the Americas and leverage the scale of our existing polymer operations. We are grateful for the support from the Georgia authorities."

The new plant will be DSM's first polymerization plant for high viscosity grades in North America for Akulon polyamide 6 and is an extension of DSM's strong commitment to both their global and North American customers. In addition to Akulon and Novamid 6 and 6,66 polyamides, DSM serves customers with a range of specialty high performance engineering plastics including Arnitel TPC copolyester, Arnite PBT and PET polyesters, Stanyl high performance polyamide 46 and 4T, and our bio-based engineering plastics EcoPaXX polyamide 410 and Arnitel Eco copolyester.

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