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DIC to build ¥1.3-billion PPS compounds plant in China

6:52 AM MDT | July 18, 2014 | —Deepti Ramesh

DIC (Tokyo) says that it has decided to build its first polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds plant in China. The plant will be located at Zhangjiagang, within the production site of the company’s wholly owned Zhangjiagang subsidiary. The project will involve an investment of about ¥1.3 billion ($12.7 million), and the plant will have a production capacity of 6,000 m.t./year. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. Worldwide demand for PPS compounds is growing at 6–8%/year, and growth in demand in China—which leads the...

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