ERJ staff report (DS)
Ichihara, Japan -- Mitsui has begun producing metallocene EPDM from its new unit in Japan. The company completed construction of the 75 kt/year unit last October and said it has been producing commercial grades of material since April.
The 75 kt unit is the third EPDM plant at the Ichihara works and brings total EPDM capacity there to 120 kt/year. This is the only meltallocene unit in the complex.
The company makes and sells EPDM (Ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymer) under the trade name: Mitsui EPT. It is used in automotive parts, electric wire sheathings and cables and other industrial parts. The start of the new facility was stimulated by expanding global demand for EPDM, said Mitsui
This is an external link and should open in a new window. If the window does not appear, please check your pop-up blocking software. ERJ is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Press release from Mitsui