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Mitsui Chemicals plans new facility

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Mitsui Chemicals Inc. has announced plans to establish a new production facility for long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) at its Chinese manufacturing subsidiary, Mitsui Advanced Composites (Zhongshan) Co. Ltd.

This will become Mitsui Chemicals’ third manufacturing base for LGFPP, joining existing bases in Japan and the US. By establishing this new facility, Mitsui Chemicals’ production capacity for LGFPP will increase to 10 500 tpy.

Developed by Prime Polymer Co. Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals’ LGFPP is a composite material made by melting and mixing polypropylene (PP) resin with long glass fibres. The material is already being adopted in areas such as the unpainted insides of rear car doors.

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