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DIC to Expand PPS Polymer Capacity at Kashima Site

2:18 PM MDT | October 17, 2011 | —DEEPTI RAMESH

DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it will invest about ¥8 billion ($104 million) to build a polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) polymer production line at the Kashima, Japan site of the company’s DIC EP (Sodegaura, Japan) subsidiary. The new line will have a capacity of 5,500 m.t./year, increasing DIC’s global PPS polymer capacity to 19,000 m.t./year. The project is expected to be completed in May 2013. The investment forms part of a ¥10-billion program to expand DIC’s production capacity for PPS polymers and compounds worldwide. PPS polymer is generally...

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