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Web Date: April 13, 2006

Mitsubishi Boosts Polycarbonate Capacity

Projects in Japan, China will cost $400 million
Department: Business

Mitsubishi Chemical will build a 60,000-metric-ton-per-year polycarbonate plant in Japan and is planning to initiate production in China as well.

The Japanese facility, expected to come on-line in March 2008, will be located at the company's Kurosaki complex on the island of Kyushu. The $210 million project, which involves shutting down one of two existing 20,000-metric-ton polycarbonate units at the site, will double current capacity in Kurosaki to 80,000 metric tons. Mitsubishi will also . . .

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