20 October 2011 11:29 [Source: ICIS news]
The plant will have a capacity of 12,000 tonnes/year, split equally between optical panels and solid sheets, and production is expected to start by the end of 2012, BMS said in a news release.
The total capacity of the facility will be doubled to reach 24,000 tonnes/year in 2015, it said.
This is part of BMS’ plan to invest €110m ($151) by 2012 in five downstream facilities in
In 2011, the market demand for PC sheets is estimated to be around 110,000 tonnes, split equally between multiwall sheets and solid sheets, BMS said.
“We forecast that by 2015, the annual growth rate for the market of polycarbonate sheets in
“Therefore, our prediction is that, in 2015,
BMS has a multiwall-sheet unit at
PC solid sheets are used primarily in the production of optical application plates, machine covers, protection gear, architecture glazing and other diffusion lighting applications. Multiwall sheets are used for roofing and facades.
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