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Asahi Kasei licenses PMMA technology to PTT

7:12 AM MDT | April 24, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei says that its Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) subsidiary will license its manufacturing technology for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) to PTT (Bangkok). The technology license will enable PTT to produce 40,000 m.t./year of PMMA using methyl methacrylate (MMA) from PTT Asahi Chemical (Map Ta Phut). PTT Asahi Chemical, which was established in 2006, is owned 48.5% each by AKC and PTT, and 3% by Marubeni (Tokyo). Earlier this year, PTT Asahi Chemical opened facilities for the production of acrylonitrile (AN) and MMA at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate. The...

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