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 |  Apr 19 2012, 5:32 PM

A solution might be in sight for automakers panicking over the PA-12 resin shortage caused by a March 31 explosion German company Evonik’s production plant.

Wichita, Kan.-based Invista Inc. is running full-steam ahead to produce Cyclododecatriene (CDT), a key ingredient in the resin widely used to manufacture auto parts like gas tanks and brake components. According to research firm IHS Chemical, Invista is the only U.S. company that produces CDT, making it a hot date for any manufacturer able to jump in bed.

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