Corrected: Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics starts new polycarbonate plant

06 April 2010 08:42  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined "Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics starts new polycarbonate plant" dated 06 April 2010, please read in the first paragraph ... Kurosaki ... instead of ... Kawasaki .... A corrected story follows.

TOKYO (ICIS news)--Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics (MEP) has started production at its new 60,000 tonne/year polycarbonate (PC) plant in Kurosaki, Japan earlier this month, a source close to the company said on Tuesday.

The plant came on stream in March and started commercial production on 1 April, the source said.

MEP’s new plant was expected to ease supply tightness in the PC market within the region, according to market sources.

Polycarbonate resins are tough thermoplastics with major markets in the electrical and electronic sectors such as computer and business equipment. Other uses include safety helmets and shields, housing components, household appliances, sporting goods, and aircraft and missile components.

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