A blast at an Evonik Industries chemical plant that occurred on March 31 is resulting in a shortage of a resin used to make fuel and brake components.
The shortage in the PA-12 resin could cause an interruption of production for several automakers according to a letter written by TI Automotive chairman William Kozyra to customers. ”The possibility of production interruptions at some of your facilities in the next few weeks is high,” Kozyra said.
The explosion resulted in a “complete loss” of making Cyclododecatriene (CDT) that is a key element of the PA-12 resin. A summit is being held on April 17 that will involve automakers and large suppliers to discuss the shortage. The meeting will be moderated by the Automotive Industry Action Group.
[Source: Automotive News]