16 September 2004 12:18 [Source: ICIS news]
According to industry sources, the total global capacity for PPS is currently about 36 000 tonne/year.
Fred Daniell. president of technical polymers company Ticona, said the biggest market for PPS is Asia-Pacific with a 54% share, followed by the
He said new processing methods and further developments have now made it possible to use PPS in more applications.
The high performance polymer is increasingly replacing metals and is being used in very high temperature applications, said Ticona.
PPS is now firmly established in the automotive, electrical/electronic and aircraft industries in applications such as pumps, fuel distribution lines, hydraulic hoses and aircraft wings, said Ticona.
Ticona also confirmed Fortron’s plans to build a new PPS plant that would come onstream in the next five years.
Although the location of this plant was not immediately known, analysts said it makes sense to have it in
Fortron already has PPS capacity in
Fortron is the 50:50 joint venture of Ticona and
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