Modified PPE production starts up in Singapore

Omnexus - Dec 17, 2002

JURONG ISLAND, SINGAPORE, Dec. 17 -- Asahi Kasei Plastics Singapore Pte. Ltd. (APS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corp., has started up a 48,000-metric-ton/yr modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) plant here. Meanwhile, Polyxylenol Singapore Pte. Ltd. (PXS), a joint venture between APS and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. Inc. (MGC), has also started up a 30,000-metric-ton/yr PPE powder plant at the same site. Asahi Kasei is claimed to be the worlds second-largest mPPE maker, with a 35,000-metric-ton/yr plant in Sodegaura, Chiba, Japan. Demand for mPPE in electrical, electronic, and automotive applications is growing steadily, particularly in Asian markets, according to Asahi Kasei. MGC is said to be the world锟? third-largest...

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