Japan's Prime Polymer to build MLLDPE unit in Singapore by Dec 2014

09 November 2012 04:18  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese chemical producer Prime Polymer plans to build a new 300,000 tonne/year metallocene linear low density polyethylene (MLLDPE) plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, by December 2014, it said on Friday.

The producer established a new 80:20 joint venture, Prime Evolue Singapore, with Japanese trading firm Mitsui & Co in October 2012, which will operate the MLLDPE plant, it said in a statement.

The plant was scheduled to be completed by December 2014, Prime Polymer said.

Demand for Prime Polymer’s MLLDPE, Evolue, is expected to rapidly increase for powder and liquid packaging in Asia, the company said.

Prime Polymer also expanded its existing Evolue plant at Ichihara, Japan’s Chiba prefecture, in November 2011 because of the same reason, it said.

Prime Polymer is a joint venture between Mitsui Chemicals and Idemitsu Kosan.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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