04/18/2013

Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Co., Ltd.

Yantai Wanhua Expands TPU Production Capacity to 50,000 Metric Tons

With the strong demand of global TPU market, Yantai Wanhua continues to enhance its TPU production capacity in 2013, which will reach as high as 50,000MT/A, further consolidating the leading position of Wanthane® TPU in Asia & Pacific region.

After four TPU production lines started up smoothly last year, Wanhua will put a new TPU production line into operation with fully independent intellectual property rights before this August, which will increase the total production capacity from 42,000 MT/Y to 50,000 MT/Y. This production expansion will promote the global marketing of Wanthane® TPU greatly, especially for high-performance footwear, adhesive (hotmelt and solvent-based), sports & leisure, engineering markets.

“We will continue to increase the research of innovative TPU products and expand its capability”, said Dr.Huang Qishan, general manager of Wanhua Performance Materials Business Unit. It is estimated that eight new production lines will be put into operation in 2014 and Wanhua’s TPU production capacity will reach 80,000MT/Y by the end of 2015. In the next five years, Wanhua will invest 50 million USD to build overseas TPU plants, to provide sustainable, stable and reliable services for customers all around the world.