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Plant Watch – March 2020

By Mary Page Bailey |

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to build hydrogen peroxide plant in Taiwan February 13, 2020 — Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc. (Tokyo, Japan; www.mgc.co.jp) plans to build a hydrogen peroxide production facility in Taiwan to support the company’s business for ultra-pure hydrogen peroxide used in semiconductor manufacturing. The new plant will produce 40,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of hydrogen peroxide, and is expected to begin production in January 2023. Kuraray to build PVA films plant in Poland February 13, 2020 — Kuraray Co. (Tokyo, Japan; www.kuraray.com) will establish a new production facility for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) water-soluble films in Zimna Wodka, Poland, as demand grows for packaging film for unit-dose detergents, pharmaceuticals and other products. The plant is slated to begin operation in mid-2022. BASF announces new production site for battery cathode materials February 12, 2020 — BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will build a new battery-materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, which will produce cathode active materials with an initial capacity enabling the supply of around 400,000 full-electric vehicles per year. The Schwarzheide plant’s modular design and infrastructure…
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