Email Email Print Print
Clip Clip & File

Only on :: Latest News

July 29, 2013

Kaneka to expand production capacity of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride

Mary Page Bailey

Kaneka Corporation (Osaka, Japan; is increasing its production capacity of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin at wholly owned subsidiary Kaneka North America LLC, located in Texas, to 50,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), an increase of approximately 20,000 m.t./yr. With operations expected to launch in early 2015, Kaneka’s investment is expected to be nearly ¥5 billion. CPVC is a polyvinyl chloride resin whose heat resistant properties make it desirable for use in residential and commercial hot water distribution pipes as well as industrial pipes.

Add a Comment


Please enter the letters or numbers you see in the image. (refresh)

Related Stories

LinkedIn Groups

Our LinkedIn group is now over 33,000 members strong!

  1. Join other CPI professionals from all over the globe and share best practices, expertise, concerns and more.
  2. Provide feedback to Chemical Engineering Editors

Current members represent Worley Parsons, DuPont, SABIC, Fluor, Air Products, LyondellBasell, Nalco, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, BASF, Jacobs Engineering, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and more.

Join Now

We also offer the following subgroup for more targeted discussions:

Search the Buyers' Guide

Plant Cost Index

Facts at Your Fingertips (archive)

Ask the Experts

Back Issues
To access this area, please log in or create an account.
Forgot your password?
Request it now.
Live chat by BoldChat