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Mitsui Chemicals and Scientex Form Solar Cell Encapsulants Production Joint Venture

6:17 AM MDT | March 18, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello (MCTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, and Scientex Berhad (Kuala Lumpur) have agreed to form a joint venture to build a plant in Malaysia to manufacture Solar EVA solar cell encapsulants. The product, a sheet made of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, is used to attach a cell and glass or a backsheet in solar panels. The equally owned joint venture, MCTI Scientex Solar Sdn Bhd, will be capitalized at ringgit 45 million ($14.7 million) and will be established next month. It will begin production at Malacca within...

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