Tokyo – Mitsui Chemicals Inc. is increasing its production capacity for Tafmer high-performance elastomers in Singapore.
The company will be increasing production capacity for the elastomers by 25 kilotonnes per annume (ktpa) at its production base in Jurong Island, Singapore, with completion date set for July 2020, Mitsui Chemicals announced 24 Aug.
The plant currently produces 200ktpa of the elastomer series.
Tafmer is a resin modifier and soft molding material with lightweighting features.
The elastomer series is used in a wide range of applications, including automotive materials, packaging materials, solar battery encapsulants, engineering plastic modifiers and sports shoe midsoles.
According to Mitsui, automotive growth and lightweighting requirements have driven the increase for global demand for the material.