Momentive Specialty Chem, UPC start building joint plant in China

31 October 2012 04:21  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--US Momentive Specialty Chemicals and Taiwan’s UPC Technology have recently broken ground on a joint venture manufacturing facility in Zhenjiang of east China, a news release from Momentive Specialty Chemicals said on Wednesday.

The facility will produce specialty phenolic resins and be operated by Zhenjiang Momentive Union Specialty Chemicals established in Zhenjiang, China in August 2012 by Momentive Union Specialty Chemicals (MUSC), the joint venture incorporated in Hong Kong in March 2012.

The new joint venture facility, which will produce specialty phenolic resins, is located in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, and is adjacent to an existing UPC Technology manufacturing complex.

This construction represents the first portion of a two-phase project, which will create an 80,000 tonne/year specialty phenolic resins facility.

The materials are used in applications including refractories, friction, abrasives and electronics.

UPC Technology is a leading producer of bulk and specialty chemicals including plasticizers, phthalic anhydride (PA), fumaric acid, maleic anhydride (MA), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), stabilizer, unsaturated polyester resins and epoxy resins.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals) is the global leader in thermoset resins.

By: Dolly Wu
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