Mitsui to expand rubber chemicals production

Tokyo – Mitsui Chemicals Inc is to expand production within its elastomers portfolio, the Japanese materials supplier has recently revealed.

In a 15 Nov conference-call, company officials said Mitsui plans to add new capacity for its Lucant and Tafmer rubber additives.

Lucant ethylene/α-olefin oligomers can be used as used as plasticisers, flexibilisers or processing aids for rubbers and elastomers.

Tafmer is a low crystalline or amorphous α-olefin copolymer which can be used as a base material in flexible products.

“Up to now, we have identified North America as a…

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