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Polyplastics Builds Polyacetal Resin Plant in Malaysia, Compounding Plant in China

6:13 AM MDT | July 13, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Polyplastics  (Tokyo), a joint venture in which Daicel Chemical Industries has 55% and Ticona 45%, will build a large-scale Duracon polyacetal engineering plastics plant at its Kuantan, Malaysia complex. The 90,000-m.t./year units will be operated by the jv's Polyplastics Asia Pacific (Kuala Lumpur) subsidiary. The project, when completed in early 2014, will lift polyacetal capacity at Kuantan to 120,000 m.t./year and the group’s total to 290,000 m.t./year, accounting for about one-third of global demand for polyacetal engineering plastics. It will use...

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