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Ube, DuPont Receiving Order Inquiries After Blast at Evonik

Ube Industries Ltd., Asia’s largest producer of the PA-12 resin used in cars, and DuPont Co., maker of similar polymers, said order inquiries increased after a factory explosion at Germany’s Evonik Industries AG raised concern that a shortage would develop.

“We’ve received some requests from customers for more PA-12 production, but there is no room for us to produce more because we are already running at full capacity,” Koji Sumiyoshi, a spokesman at Yamaguchi, Japan-based Ube, said in an interview today. “A shortage of supply will happen.”