Celanese plans to raise EVA capacity by up to 15% at Canada plant

10 February 2011 23:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based acetyls producer Celanese plans to increase ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) capacity by up to 15% at its plant in Edmonton, Alberta, the company said on Thursday.

The increase should occur in the second half of 2011, Celanese said. It will affect EVA grades that have a larger proportion of vinyl acetate.

Celanese is increasing capacity because of growing demand from the photovoltaic industry in China, the company said. Demand is also increasing in other parts of Asia.

In addition, Celanese is developing new uses for EVA such as controlled-release exipients and medical packaging, the company said.

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