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Mitsui Chemicals Hikes PP Composites Capacity in North America

7:16 AM MDT | July 11, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Mitsui Chemicals and its subsidiary Prime Polymer (Tokyo) have announced plans to hike capacity for polypropylene (PP) composites for automotive applications at their U.S. and Mexico-based operations. The companies plan to add a new line in each of the countries taking the total in the U.S. to 226,000 m.t./year of PP compounds and in Mexico to 45,000 m.t./year.   A new 13,000 m.t./year PP compounding line will be added at Advanced Composites Mexicana’s Aguascalientes, Mexico complex by the second quarter of next year. In the U.S., where Mitsui...

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