DSM opens engineering plastics compounding plant in India

11 March 2009 09:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Netherlands-based specialties chemical producer DSM has opened its new engineering plastics compound manufacturing facility in India's Ranjangaon industrial zone, the company said on Wednesday.

The plant is the largest polyamide and polyester compounding facility in India and would triple capacity for the production of Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PBT and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and Stanyl®, the company said in a statement.

Materials produced by the facility will be used in the manufacture of moulded components for the automotive, electrical and electronics and consumer goods industries.

"The design of the manufacturing facility allows for additional capacity expansion to accommodate further growth in demand in the future," DSM said.

"We are impressed with the growth of our Indian operations and this facility will help to achieve further profitable growth in the future," said Nico Gerardu, member of DSM's managing board.

"This new facility allows DSM Engineering Plastics to produce closer to our customers and puts us in an even better position to support customers in the early stages of new product and application development as well as testing of polymers," added Javant Dhobley, president of DSM Engineering Plastics Asia Pacific.

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