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May 23, 2014

Celanese to build emulsions plant in southeast Asia

Mary Page Bailey

Celanese Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.celanese.com) has announced its intent to construct a vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions production unit in Southeast Asia. The unit is expected to begin production by mid-2016.
 
"This proposed expansion will support our global and regional growth strategy to expand our reach into the markets of Southeast Asia," said Mark Murray, vice president and general manager of the Celanese emulsion polymers business. "Building a VAE plant in Southeast Asia would broaden our network to better serve customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region, primarily in the high-end applications of architectural coatings, building and construction, carpets, and paper industries."

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