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Shin-Etsu enters US solution vinyl resin market

9:48 AM MDT | April 18, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Shin-Etsu says it will enter the US market for solution vinyl resins, a component in the manufacturing of paints, coatings, inks, adhesives, and films. Shin-Etsu's Nissin Chemical subsidiary will manufacture the resins in Japan. The company will supply vinyl chloride/vinyl acetate resins; copolymer, vinyl, and acrylic emulsions; and silicone/acrylic copolymer resins. “Ever since Dow [Chemical] closed its US operations for vinyl resins in 2009, we have believed the market needed and could sustain another supplier,” says Jim Edmonds, president of...

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