PVC Facility Expansion Mitsubishi Chemical Expands PVC Production Facility in Thailand
To satisfy the growing demand for PVC, especially in the automobile production, Mitsubishi Chemical will expand a PVC compound production facility in Thailand. The plant, operated by Mitsubishi's Thai subsidary Sunprene, is planned to increase production capacity by 4000 metric tonnes per year until April 2012.
Tokyo/Japan – Mitsubishi Chemical supplies PVC compounds for automobile interior and exterior parts and for electric cables to Thailand and neighboring countries, through its subsidiary Sunprene. The demand for automobiles in Thailand and neighboring countries has continued to increase in recent years, and is expected to increase further in the future. In response to this growing demand, Mitsubishi Chemical will expand the PVC compound production facility at Sunprene's Amata Nakorn Plant.
As company officials say, the performance polymers business (including PVC compounds) is positioned as a "growth business" in the Mitsubishi Holdings Group medium-term management plan APTSIS 15, and the company will continue to promote global business expansion in this field.