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FMC Invests in Thailand Microcrystalline Cellulose Facility

1:44 PM MDT | July 24, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

FMC is investing $100 million to build a microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) manufacturing facility at Rayong, Thailand. The facility is expected to come on line in the fourth quarter 2014 and will increase the company’s global food-grade MCC capacity by 35%. Initially, the company's Avicel colloidal MCC will be the only product manufactured there, however, the company says it expects future volume expansion including the manufacturing of other product lines for the food and pharmaceutical industries. "Demand for MCC continues to grow rapidly in...

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