Japan’s Polyplastics eyes Jan ’13 turnaround at Malaysia POM plant

05 October 2012 04:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese producer Polyplastics plans to conduct maintenance at its 33,000 tonne/year polyoxymethylene (POM) or polyacetal plant in Kuantan, Malaysia in January next year, a company source said on Friday.

The exact dates of the turnaround have yet to be fixed, the source said.

Polyplastics has plans a near-fourfold capacity increase at the Kuantan plant to 123,000 tonnes/year by 2014.

The company has four production bases for POM in Asia – at Fuji, Japan; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Nantong, China, and; Kuantan, Malaysia.

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

By: Heng Hui
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