PVC Production Vietnamese PVC Facility will increase its production by 50%
Asahi Glass will increase the PVC production capacity in its plant in Vietnam by 50%. Vietnam is the third largest PVC market in Southeast Asia, and the PVC demand is growing at the similar level as the country’s GDP.
Tokyo/Japan — Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) will increase the production capacity of their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facility in Vietnam. The Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) plant is AGC’s subsidiary active in the PVC business in Vietnam.
To respond to the growing PVC demand in the country, PMPC’s PVC production capacity will be increased by 50% to 150,000 tons from the current 100,000 tons per year, which will make the AGC Group’s total PVC production in Southeast Asia 700,000 tons per year. The operation is scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2016.
Vietnam is the third largest PVC market in Southeast Asia following Thailand and Indonesia, and the PVC demand is growing at the similar level as the country’s GDP. Following the completion of the acquisition process in 2014, this investment will further strengthen the AGC Group’s business foundation in the Vietnamese PVC market which is expected to continue to grow.
After the completion of the capacity enhancement, PMPC will have P.T. Asahimas Chemical (ASC) as its main VCM supplier. ASC is one of AGC’s subsidiaries in Indonesia and currently working to enhance its production capacity. Under the new management policy AGC plus, the AGC Group is focusing on the chlor-alkali business in Southeast Asia. Through collaboration among AGC group companies, the AGC Group will strengthen its integrated production structure within the region, thereby enhancing competitiveness and increasing the market share in Southeast Asia.