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Asahi Kasei to build plastics compounding plant in US

6:56 AM MDT | May 23, 2014 | —Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) says it will build a plastics compounding plant at Athens, AL. The plant will be the second for plastics compounding for AKC’s North American plastics subsidiary (Fowlerville, MI). The plant will have a production capacity of 30,000 m.t./year and is expected to come online in early 2016. The number of automobiles manufactured in North America is increasing in line with a recovering US economy, and further growth is anticipated as the population increases, Asahi says. With increasingly stringent environmental regulations and...

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