Japan's Toray ramping up protective film output at new Taiwan plant

30 January 2013 04:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Toray Advanced Film Kaohsiung, a Taiwan-based subsidiary of Japanese chemicals maker Toray, is ramping up production at its optical protective film plant after it came on stream in December last year, a ministry website said on Wednesday.

The new plant, which produces Toray’s self-adhesive surface protection film TORETEC, is expected to increase its output to 17,000 tonnes/year “by this summer”, said the department of investment services at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Toray invested New Taiwan dollars (NT$) 2.4bn ($81m) into the plant, according to the ministry.

“Toray's participation will help strengthen the island's capability to supply upstream materials for flat-panel display products and reduce the cost of materials for local manufacturers, thereby boosting the competitiveness of the domestic flat-panel display industry,” it added.

TORETEC is a polyethylene (PE) based self-adhesive protective film developed by Toray and is widely used as process film in the manufacture of liquid crystal display (LCD) optical films and as a protective film for plastic boards.

($1 = NT$29.47)


By: Nurluqman Suratman



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