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Kuraray expands capacity for liquid crystalline polymer film

7:20 AM MDT | September 17, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Kuraray says it has decided to expand the production capacity for Vecstar liquid crystalline polymer film at the company’s site at Saijo, Japan. Liquid crystalline polymer film is used as a printed circuit board (PCB) material for high-speed data transmission. Demand for the product is expected to expand because of a rise in smartphone and tablet applications, Kuraray says. Production capacity will be increased from 400,000 m.t./year to 1 million m.t./year, and the project will involve an investment of about ¥500 million ($5 million), Kuraray says...

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