08 April 2010 14:57 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS news)--Japanese chemical producer Teijin DuPont Films Japan began commercial production at its polyester film unit in Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture, on 1 April after turning the facility into a swing unit to produce thick polyester films, a company spokesman said on Thursday.
Spending yen (Y) 1bn ($11m), the company had modified an existing production line and was now able to produce 8,000 tonnes/year of thick polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, plus a nearly-equal volume of thick polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) film, Yoshihito Usami said.
The unit had previously been producing an undisclosed amount of medium-thickness PET film. The reconstructed facility is the first unit at the ?xml:namespace>
While the primary application of thin PEN film- also produced at
Similarly, demand for thick PET film was also growing for use in liquid crystal display (LCD) panels and solar cell panels, Usami added.
“Now that we can produce thick (PET and PEN) films which have large demand, we can strengthen our cost-competitiveness,” Usami said in Japanese.
“We would like to produce good-quality products at low cost,” he added.
According to a second spokesman, Nobuyuki Honda, the modified polyester film unit will alternately produce thick PET or PEN film depending on demand from the customers.
Teijin DuPont Films’
The company also operates another film plant in
($1 = Y93.16)
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