Sumitomo Chemical expands production for resorcinol

Oita Works, Japan — Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. will increase production of resorcinol, a raw material used in automotive tires and other applications.

The company plans to boost the annual production capacity by 2,000 tons to 12,000 tons at its Oita Works facility in Japan in early 2018. The firm said automotive ant other tires account for half of all resorcinol applications.

Sumitomo Chemical also produces resorcinol at its Chiba Works site, also in Japan, where the company has an annual production capacity of 20,000 tons. The…

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