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Mitsui Chemicals to Open Plant for PU Elastomers & Polyisocyanates Used in Coatings in Omuta

Published on 2015-05-01. Author : SpecialChem

OMUTA, Japan -- Mitsui Chemicals President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant (2,000t / year ) within the Omuta Works (Omuta City, Kyushu) to manufacture its new and advanced polyurethane elastomer, FORTIMO™, and the polyisocyanate, STABiO™. The new plant is scheduled for commercial operation in August 2016.

The Company’s special isocyanates FORTIMO™ and STABiO™ are both one-of-a-kind. Launched in October 2013, the markets for these two unique materials have seen successful expansion after receiving high marks in customer evaluations.

Mitsui Chemicals will bolster sales and expand applications of these and its other special isocyanates, XDI (meta-xylylene diisocyanate) and NBDI™ (norbornane diisocyanate), of which Mitsui Chemicals is the provider, along with its derivative products to create new customer value and strengthen and grow its coating and functional material business.

About Mitsui Chemicals

Mitsui Chemicals is a Japanese Chemicals company listed on the Nikkei. It is a part of the Mitsui conglomerate. The company has a turnover of around 15 billion USD and has business interests in Japan, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the USA. It employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide. The company mainly deals in performance materials, petro and basic chemicals and functional polymeric materials. Mitsui Chemicals has its headquarters in the Shiodome City Center complex in Shiodome, Minato, Tokyo.

Source: Mitsui Chemicals

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