26 November 2008 13:32 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japan Polychem has completed the construction of a 10,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Chonburi, Thailand, and is currently running tests at the unit, behind schedule, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.
The spokesman did not disclose an expected start-up date or the reason for the delay.
The yen (Y) 700m ($7.3m) plant, which was built due to increased demand for automotive applications, was originally scheduled to begin commercial production in October.
Recent anti-government demonstrations in neighbouring Bangkok had not affected the unit in any way, the spokesman said.
Japan Polychem is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Co.
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