Thermoplastics Celanese to Produce LFRTs in Brazil
Speciality materials producer Celanese plans to produce its Celstran long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) production in Brazil. The company wants to expand an existing plant at Suzano to include the LFRTs.
Suzano/Brazil – The new Celstran LFRT production operation will be part of the company’s manufacturing site in Suzano where Celanese already compounds acetal copolymers (POM) and thermoplastic polyester (PBT) products for customers in Brazil and Latin America.
“The addition of Celstran manufacturing capabilities to our existing site outside Sao Paulo is part of the Celanese growth strategy to directly serve our customers in Brazil and Latin America, where we see a healthy growth potential, especially in automotive applications,” said Phil McDivitt, vice president and general manager of the engineered materials business of Celanese.