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Sumitomo Chemicals to Expand Neat Resin Capacity

12:30 PM MDT | October 18, 2007 | CW Editorial Staff

Sumitomo Chemicals (Tokyo) says that it will expand its neat resin production capacity for liquid crystal polymer (LCP) from 7,000 m.t./year, to 9,200 m.t/year. The company plans to build a new manufacturing facility in China for producing LCP compounds. LCP is an engineering plastic used in electronic components, and the demand for it is steadily increasing, says Sumitomo Chemicals. To meet the growing demand, Taoka Chemical (Osaka, Japan), a supplier of neat resin to Sumitomo Chemicals under contract manufacture will expand its production facility. Sumitomo...

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