05 June 2008 13:07 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japanese chemical producer Zeon Corp has held an official opening ceremony at its yen (Y) 3bn ($28.3m) integrated production centre (IPC) at its Mizushima plant, the company said on Thursday.?xml:namespace>
The facility, located in Okayama, would reduce production costs and enhance productivity at all integrated plants at a complex which produced isoprene rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, epoxy resins, isoprene monomer and butadiene monomer, Zeon said.
The IPC had been operating since April and ensured everything could be monitored from a common control room, the company added.
Meanwhile, Zeon was building another Y10bn cyclo-olefin polymer (COP) project in Mizushima which would come on stream by end of July.
($1 = Y105.13)
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