APIC ’11: Japan’s Prime Polymer to raise PP compounding capacity

26 May 2011 07:13  [Source: ICIS news]

FUKUOKA, Japan (ICIS)--Japan’s Prime Polymer is planning to raise its global polypropylene (PP) compounding capacity by about 17% by the end of this year, raising it to 700,000 tonnes/year, a company source said on Thursday.

The source was speaking on the sidelines of the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) 2011, which is being held in Fukuoka, Japan, on 26-27 May.

Prime Polymer has PP compounding plants in Japan, China, Thailand, India, Mexico and the US, which have a combined annual capacity of 600,000 tonnes, he said.

The expansion will be carried out at a number of its plants, including those in China and Mexico, he said.

Its PP compounding facility in India will not be expanded this year, but there are plans to raise the plant’s capacity to 25,000 tonnes/year in 2013, from the current 15,000 tonnes/year, he added.

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