Mitsui Chemicals affiliate Advanced Composites (Sidney, Ohio) has announced its intent to expand capacity for polypropylene (PP) automobile grade materials at sites in the U.S. and Mexico. This initiative is part of the supplier's latest mid-term business plan where one of the objectives is to emerge as the world's leading supplier of PP automotive materials.
Advanced Composites will add 14,000 tonnes/year of capacity in the U.S., thereby boosting capacity to 226,000 tonnes/year by the second quarter of 2012. Over the same timeframe, capacity will also be expanded at its subsidiary Advanced Composites Mexicana in the state of Aguascalientes. Current capacity of 32,000 tonnes/year will be raised to 45,000 t/y tonnes/year....