02 September 1998 07:36 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)--Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd of Japan plans to strengthen its speciality grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) capacity in Yokkaichi from 1000 tonne/year to 2200 tonne/year by 2000, CNI learned Wednesday.
A company source said the additional capacity will be used mainly for optical catalyst applications. The expansion is estimated to cost Yen1.00bn-1.50bn ($6.96m-10.44m).
Ishihara has teamed up with Toto Ltd to develop dirt- and fog-resistant technology using TiO2 as an optical catalyst. "The technology could be used to develop new applications in automotive and household products," he added.
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