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Plant Watch: September 2021

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch PPG starts up sealants manufacturing plant in Morocco August 13, 2021 — PPG Industries, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.; www.ppg.com) started up a facility in Tangier, Morocco that will produce automotive sealants for local vehicle production. The plant marks the company’s first automotive-coatings production facility in Africa.   Mitsubishi Chemical to develop hydrothermal plastics-recycling plant August 12, 2021 — Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC; Tokyo; www.m-chemical.co.jp) plans to develop a new plant that will employ Mura Technology’s hydrothermal plastic-recycling solution (HydroPRS). The plant will be based at MCC’s Ibaraki Plant in Japan, and is expected to complete construction in 2023. It will have the capacity to handle 20,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of plastic waste.   Lanxess’ Lubricants Additives business expands production capacity August 10, 2021 — The Lubricants Additives Business of Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is expanding its production capacity for light-color sulfur carriers (sold under the brand-name Additin EP) at its Mannheim, Germany site by several thousand tons. The additional volumes are expected to be available beginning in 2023. Additin EP products…
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