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Mitsui Chemicals Plans PP Compound Expansions in China, Thailand, and North America

5:15 AM MDT | April 24, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals and its subsidiary Prime Polymer Co. (Tokyo) say they have decided to increase polypropylene (PP) compound production capacity in China, Mexico, Thailand, and the U.S. by a combined 73,000 m.t./year, taking total capacity to 375,000 m.t./year. The expansion in capacity is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. This move is in response to growing demand for PP-based automotive materials in Asia and North America, Mitsui says. The capacity expansion is in addition to a 15,000-m.t./year PP compounding plant that Mitsui is building at Neemrana...

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