Sumitomo & Jilin Xindongtai Form a Joint Venture to Manufacture PP for Automotive Applications

SpecialChem - Aug 22, 2011

Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo Chemical") and Jilin Xindongtai Engineering Plastics Co., Ltd. ("Xindongtai"), a Chinese plastic compound producer, established a joint venture company for the manufacture and sale of polypropylene (PP) compounds for automotive applications. The new company will construct a PP compound manufacturing plant in the suburbs of Changchun. PP compounds are high-performance materials made by kneading PP with synthetic rubber and inorganic fillers to improve such properties as impact resistance and rigidity for use in automobile bumpers and interiors. Demand for such materials is growing each year as automobile production increases and lighter vehicles require higher per-unit use of PP...

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