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Mitsui and Sinopec Sign JV Agreement for EPT Project in China

1:41 AM MST | December 21, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says it has signed a joint venture agreement with Sinopec for the previously announced jv for the production of ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer (EPT) at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The companies had first announced plans for the project in October 2010. Preparations to submit the necessary applications to authorities for permission are underway, Mitsui says. The new EPT plant, which will have a capacity of 75,000 m.t./year, is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2014 and will be the world's...

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