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Sumitomo to Build Polypropylene Compounds Unit in China

1:31 AM MDT | May 25, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Sumitomo Chemical says it has decided to establish polypropylene (PP) compounds operations at Dalian, Liaoning province, China to further strengthen its PP business in the country. The new company tentatively dubbed Sumika Polymer Compounds Dalian, will be a 50-50 joint venture with Zhuhai Sumika Polymer (Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China), an affiliate of Sumitomo. Sumika Polymer Compounds Dalian will be formed in August 2011, and will have a production capacity of 10,000 m.t./year. PP compounds are high-performance materials made by kneading PP with synthetic...

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