Asahi Kasei to Construct a New Plastic Compounds Plant in China
Asahi Kasei (China) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corp., has decided to construct a new plant for the manufacture of plastic compounds in Changshu, Jiangsu, China. The new plant with a capacity of 28,000 tonnes per year will mainly produce Thermylene PP, Leona PA66, and other plastic compounds. Scheduled start-up is early 2020.
Under its “Cs for Tomorrow 2018” medium-term management initiative, Asahi Kasei is advancing a strategic global expansion of its engineering plastics business in the Material sector centered on automotive applications. Asahi Kasei currently has plastic compounds manufacturing and sales facilities in Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, the United States, Mexico, and Germany. The company says they will continue to examine additional avenues for the further optimization of their plastic compounds manufacturing network in China, including the possibility of toll compounding.
Asahi Kasei Corporation
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