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Teijin to Enter High-Performance Polyethylene Market; Build Plant in Netherlands

1:48 AM MST | November 10, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Teijin says it will enter the high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) market by establishing its first production facility at Emmen, Netherlands, and the plant is expected to start commercial production in the second half of 2011. Teijin aims to grow its HPPE business quickly, targeting a global market share of 15%-20% by 2015. HPPE, which is usually in the form of fibers or tapes, is produced with ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene polymers, and has a wide range of applications, including in reinforced plastics, protective materials, ropes, nets and medical...

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