HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based compounder and resin producer Celanese plans to expand capacity at several sites throughout the world, it said on Monday.
For compounding, the new lines and expansions will add 50,000-60,000 tonnes/year of compounding capacity, the company said. Debottlenecking existing plants will add another 10,000-15,000 tonnes/year of capacity.
For Celstran long-fiber thermoplastics (LFT), a new line and debottlenecking will add 9,000 tonnes/year of capacity.
For GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE), the new line will add 15,000 tonnes/year of capacity.
The table below lists the new projects.
|Compounding||Nanjing, China||2 lines|
|Compounding||Suzhou, China||1 line|
|Compounding||Florence, Kentucky||2 lines|
|Compounding||Forli, Italy||1 line|
|Celstran LFT||Winona, Minnesota||1 line|
|Celstran LFT||Winona, Minnesota||debottleneck|
|GUR UHMW-PE||Nanjing, China||1 line|
Celanese expects to complete the projects in 2018-2019, it said. The company did not say how much the projects would cost.
Celanese is building the plants to meet growing demand for specialty materials from the medical, automotive, consumer-goods and electronics industry, said Scott Richardson, senior vice president, Celanese engineered materials business.