Singapore: Chemicals Mitsui Chemicals to Commence Production of Alpha-Methylstyrene
The company has plans to carry out the production process at its Singaporean subsidiary, Mitsui Phenols Singapore. This move is expected to strengthen and further expand Mitsui Chemicals’ global supply.
Singapore – Mitsui Chemicals has recently announced that it intends to begin production of alpha-methylstyrene (α-methylstyrene) at its Singaporean subsidiary Mitsui Phenols Singapore.
Formed as a by-product during phenol production, α-methylstyrene is an aromatic compound that sees use as a raw material in the likes of resins and additives. Demand for the compound is strong as a result of global economic growth, with a particular expansion of applications coming in response to increasing performance needs for acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resin and petroleum resin.
The company already has a world-leading level of production capacity for α-methylstyrene in Japan. By beginning production in Singapore, the company intends to construct a more stable system for global supply.
This will enhance a three-base network comprising Japan, Singapore and China. Going forward, the firm will use this network to further strengthen and expand its phenol chain business into one with a truly global presence.