Japan’s Polyplastics to quadruple POM capacity in Malaysia by ‘14

07 March 2012 11:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Polyplastics plans a near-fourfold capacity increase at its polyoxymethylene (POM) plant in Kuantan, Malaysia, to 123,000 tonnes/year, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant currently has a 33,000 tonne/year capacity, the source said.

“Commercial operations [of the expanded plant] will start in early 2014,” the source said.

Polyplastics also has a POM plant each in Japan, Taiwan and China.

POM has applications in fuel pump modules, sanitary equipment parts, DVD's mechanical components and cosmetic containers.

By: Heng Hui
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