Japanese PP compounder expanding in U.S., China

11/17/2014

Japan Polypropylene Corporation (JPP, Tokyo; a joint venture of Mitsubishi Chemical and JNC Corp.) has announced plans to expand polypropylene (PP) compounding capacity in North America and China in 2015. The new capacity will supply automotive applications in both markets.

Wholly-owned subsidiary Mytex Polymers (Jeffersonville, IN,) will increase its capacity by 20,000 tonnes/year to reach 93,000 tonnes/year, while Beijing Ju-Ling-Yan Co. Ltd, (55%-owned by JPP) plans to raise capacity by 10,000 tonnes/year to reach 76,000 tonnes/year in order to fulfil strong customer demand that is currently seeing their respective plants run at full rate. Further capacity expansions are planned for 2016 at JPP's global compounding operations.
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