23 May 2013 09:53 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Prime Evolue Singapore has started construction of its 300,000 tonne/year metallocene linear low density polyethylene (MLLDPE) plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, Prime Polymer’s parent company Mitsui Chemicals said on Thursday.
Prime Evolue Singapore held a groundbreaking ceremony on 22 May in the presence of Singaporean government officials, Mitsui Chemicals said in a statement.
The construction of the new MLLDPE plant, which will produce products called Evolue, is expected to be completed in December 2014, and the plant would be brought on stream in the spring of 2015, Mitsui Chemicals said, without specifying a month.
With the start-up of the plant, Mitsui Chemicals’ production capacity of Evolue will increase to 550,000 tonnes/year including the existing plant in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture, according to Mitsui Chemicals.
Prime Polymer holds an 80% stake in Prime Evolue Singapore, while Mitsui & Co’s share is 20%.
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