FMC to build microcrystalline cellulose plant in Thailand

24 July 2012 18:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--FMC plans to build a microcrystalline cellulose plant in Rayong, Thailand, the US-based specialty chemicals producer said on Tuesday.

The company plans to spend more than $100m (€82m) on the plant, it said. The plant should come on line in the fourth quarter of 2014.

It will increase FMC's food-grade microcrystalline cellulose capacity by 35%, the company said. Moreover, FMC designed the plant for future expansion, so it can make different product lines for both the food and pharmaceutical markets.

FMC has microcrystalline cellulose plants in Cork, Ireland, and Newark, Delaware, in the US.

($1 = €0.82)

By: Al Greenwood
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