Honeywell and Shaw also agreed to a long-term supply agreement for Honeywell to supply Shaw with caprolactam and nylon resin, two intermediate chemicals used in the production of nylon fibres for carpeting and other applications.
Honeywell’s Nylon business is comprised of two operations: fibres and intermediates. Honeywell will retain the intermediates business, which manufactures caprolactam, Aegis nylon resins for various fibre and plastic applications, Sulf-N ammonium sulphate fertiliser and other chemicals.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The transaction, which is subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino regulatory review, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2005.
Under terms of the transaction, Honeywell will sell its nylon fibre manufacturing operations in
These four operations represent approximately 90 percent of Honeywell’s nylon fibre capacity. Honeywell’s nylon fibre operations in
Honeywell’s Nylon business was expected to post revenues of approximately $1.2 billion in 2005. After the divestiture and with the supply agreement, the remaining business is expected to have annual revenues of approximately $900 million.
Earlier this year, Honeywell sold its