Mitsui Chemicals expands polypropylene capacity in North America
Mary Page Bailey
Mitsui Chemicals Group (Tokyo; www.mitsuichem.com) and Prime Polymer, a Mitsui Chemicals subsidiary, have announced expansions to polypropylene production in the U.S. and Mexico, to meet the growing demands of the automotive sector. The U.S. expansion will increase production at the Advanced Composites, Inc. facility from 254,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) to 289,000 m.t./yr. The expansion in Mexico will increase production from 45,000 m.t./yr to 83,000 m.t./yr.