29 June 2011 11:49 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese chemical producer Showa Denko plans to increase the production capacity of high-purity ammonia at its three sites in Japan, China and Taiwan, the company said in a statement released on Wednesday.
This would take the combined production total to 5,000 tonnes/year by the end of 2011, the company said.
The announcement is in response to growing demand for high-purity ammonia from the electronics industry, Showa Denko said.
Showa Denko’s Japanese plant in Kawasaki should be expanded to 1,500 tonnes/year from 1,000 tonnes/year and its 1,500 tonne/year unit in Taiwan should be expanded to 2,500 tonnes/year from 1,500 tonnes/year.
Meanwhile, the capacity of its plant in Zhejiang, China is to be doubled to 1,000 tonnes/year, said the company.
The increases are to be carried out through expansions of filling and storage facilities, and improvements in production efficiency, Showa Denko said.
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