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Kuraray Boosts Vectran Fiber Production

4:25 PM MST | March 3, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Kuraray (Tokyo) says it has completed an expansion of its Vectran fiber manufacturing plant at Saijo City, Japan. Vectran fiber is a multifilament polyester-polyarylate yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer. Kuraray says its manufacturing facility at Fort Mill, SC has also undergone improvements in preparation for additional capacity to come online in May. The investments will increase Kuraray’s Vectran capacity by 40%, to 1,000 tons/year to match “exponentially” growing demand, Kuraray says. The additional capacity is primarily at the Saijo...

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