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Asahi Kasei will build 3000 tons of polycarbonate glycol plant in Nantong

News International-French

11 Nov 2013

Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation announced in August 29th, Asahi Kasei recently decided to build a high performance polyurethane resin raw materials (PCD) production device in China.

The project will started construction during the spring of 2014 and plans to begin commercial production in early 2015.The new plant is located in Nantong City Economic and Technological Development Zone, Jiangsu Province. The annual capacity would be 3000 tons.

PCD is the raw material for polyurethane resin that is ever upgrading the heat resistance and water resistance. The global demand has kept a rapid growth. Among them, high function PCD the company exclusively developed has the compatibility and flexibility that the general PCD does not have. Therefore, Asahi Kasei PCD has taken the top share in Asian automobile synthetic leather, coating, and UV polyurethane resin products markets.

In the future, with the polyurethane products development towards the high functioning and performance, the high functioning PCD will usher in a high growth rate particularly in the automotive and communication appliance production base in China and Asia market.

Asahi Kasei has a 3000 tons per year PCD production base in Okayama. The total production capacity will reach 6000 tons per year after the China plant put into operation.

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