Japan Mitsui chemical company recently said, plans in the United States, and Mexico and China to expand vehicle production capacity of a total of 63,000 tons of polypropylene resin, to meet the demands of global auto production market continuously increased.
Mitsui Chemicals, said, in Ohio, USA, a subsidiary of advanced composite materials (advanced composites) through the new resin production line with a capacity of 28,000 tons of polypropylene, so that the U.S. production capacity increased from 226,000 tons to 254,000 tons, is expected to the third quarter of 2013, began commercial production.In addition, Mitsui chemicals will be in Mexico Aguascalientes (AguasCalientes) building a capacity 25,000 tons of polypropylene resin production line, making the capacity from 45,000 tons of expanded to 70,000 tons is planned for 2013 production in the fourth quarter. Mitsui advanced composite materials (Zhongshan) is also in China's Guangdong Province new production line for a production capacity of 10,000 tons of polypropylene resin, making its total production capacity from 60,000 tonnes to 70,000 tonnes, the plant is expected to put into production in the last quarter of 2013.
At the same time, subsidiary of Mitsui chemicals Ripley polymers (PrimePolymer) has acquired the Brazil of automotive polypropylene company puluomasite (Produmaster) 70% shares, and set up a new company to manage their business. Puluomasite has a car with a capacity of 55,000 tons of polypropylene resin, including São Paulo, 17,000 tons of production capacity of 38,000 tons of factories and Bahia.