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Kaneka expands chlorinated PVC capacity in US

9:40 AM MDT | July 29, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Kaneka (Osaka) says that its wholly owned Kaneka North America (Pasadena, TX) subsidiary will increase the production capacity for chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin by 20,000 m.t./year, to 50,000 m.t./year, to meet the growing demand in North America. Kaneka North America will invest about ¥5 billion ($51 million) to expand CPVC capacity. The expansion is expected to be completed in early 2015. CPVC is a polyvinyl chloride resin with superior heat-resistance properties and is used in residential and commercial hot-water distribution pipes and...

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