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March 18, 2013

Toyo awarded synthetic resin project in Texas

Gerald Ondrey

Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; has been awarded a contract to construct a synthetic resin (ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, EVOH) production plant with a capacity of 15,000 ton/yr in La Porte, Houston, planned by the Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co. Construction of the new plant is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2013 and to be completed at the end of 2014.

The project will add the third production line to the two existing lines (23,000 ton/yr in total) to respond to increasing worldwide demand for EVOH for food packaging applications.



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