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Mitsui Chemicals expands polypropylene capacity in North America, and more business news

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Plant Watch Chandra Asri and Michelin partner on synthetic-rubber manufacturing plant November 11, 2013 — PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (Jakarta, Indonesia; www.chandra-asri.com) and Compagnie Financière Michelin have formed a partnership for the inauguration of a synthetic-rubber plant. Construction of the plant is planned to begin in early 2015, with completion and startup targeted at the beginning of 2017.   Mitsui Chemicals expands polypropylene capacity in North America November 8, 2013 — 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 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.   Chemtura dedicates new plant for urethanes and petroleum additives November 7, 2013 — Chemtura Corp. (Philadelphia, Pa.; www.chemtura.com) has opened its new multipurpose manufacturing facility in the Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area in Nantong, China. The facility,…
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