22 January 2013 09:57 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Toray Plastics (Malaysia) is targeting to raise the capacity of its acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) resins plant in Penang to 60,000 tonnes/year by the end of this year, a spokesman from its Japanese parent company Toray Industries said on Tuesday.
The plants existing capacity for clear ABS resins is 40,000 tonnes/year.
This is part of Toray’s strategic plan to shift its focus to value-added products, such as the clear grades of ABS resins, amid intensifying sales competition of general-purpose grades in the world, the spokesman said.
The clear ABS resins are primarily used for electric products such as TV frames, he said.
The clear grades are also produced at Toray’s plant at Ichiraha, Chiba prefecture, which has a total ABS capacity of 70,000 tonnes/year, the spokesman said. He did not specify the capacity for the clear grades.
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