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Mitsubishi Chemical Set to Acquire PVC Compound Business From Welset Plast Extrusions

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. announced on June 21 that it has reached an agreement with Welset Plast Extrusions Pvt. Ltd. of India to acquire the latter’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business. The business is to be handed over to Mitsubishi Chemical this autumn. With locations both in India and overseas, Welset conducts masterbatch operations – including those for PVC – in...

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Tosoh Looks to Double PVC Capacities, Shore up Supply in Philippines

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) has announced plans to expand production capacity of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) at local affiliate Philippine Resins Industries Inc. (PRII). Tosoh will be investing approximating 4.2 billion yen ($37.05 million) to take annual production capacity from its current level of 100,000 tons up to 210,000 tons. Construction is slated to start in February this year and conclude in...

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Resin Belts Show 4% Increase in Production and Shipments for January–June

According to statistics recently collated by the Japan Belting Manufacturers Association, the production volume of resin belts for the first half of the year was 514,892 square meters, a 4 percent increase over that for the same period last year. By unit type, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) belts rose 1 percent and polyurethane belts were up 6 percent, with all other...

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Kohshin Rubber Technology Prevents Seawater Corrosion in Piping, Garnering Favor

Kohshin Rubber Co. Ltd. is gaining popularity with its anticorrosion technology “KS Coating,” which is employed by thermal power plants across Japan for pumping in cooling seawater. The technology prevents corrosion by applying polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin over the surface of metal pipes, immersing them into a large-scale tank that is filled with PVC plastisol. Forming a PVC film, the...

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Zeon Kasei to Build New PVC/PSC Factory in Mexico

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has announced that its subsidiary, Zeon Kasei Co. Ltd., will build a new factory in Mexico for the production of PVC/PSC resin compound for powder slush molding. The factory will use vinyl chloride resins as the raw material. The investment amount will be 1.5 billion yen ($13.5 million) and Zeon Kasei aims to begin production of 1,200...

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