Chemical firm BASF says it plans to reduce its polyamide 6 capacity in Europe from 410,000 metric tons per year to 370,000 metric tons annually by scaling back on production at two German plants. The company says it will discontinue production of the chemical at its Rudolstadt site by the end of 2010, and it will cut capacity at its Ludwigshafen plant. The company says it will focus on its backward-integrated plants.

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