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DIC to Expand PPS Capacity

12:20 AM MDT | October 6, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it will invest about ¥8 billion ($104 million) to build a new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymer production line at its DIC EP (Sodegaura, Japan) subsidiary’s production site at Kashima, Japan. The new line will have a production capacity of 5,500 m.t./year, increasing DIC’s global PPS polymer capacity to 19,000 m.t./year. The new production line is expected to be completed in May 2013. PPS polymer is generally reinforced with glass fiber or inorganic fillers and supplied in the form of PPS compounds, which are used...

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