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Mitsui Initiates Construction of a Plant at its Omuta Works Facility for Production of PU Elastomers

Published on 2015-04-27. Author :

OMUTA, Japan -- Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. held a ceremony for a new plant (2,000t / year ) within the Omuta Works (Omuta City, Kyushu) to manufacture its new and advanced polyurethane elastomer, FORTIMO™, and the polyisocyanate, STABiO™. The new plant is scheduled for commercial operation in August 2016.

The Company’s special isocyanates FORTIMO™ and STABiO™ are both one-of-a-kind, world firsts. Launched in October 2013, the markets for these two unique materials have seen successful expansion after receiving high marks in customer evaluations.

Mitsui Chemicals will continue to bolster sales and expand applications of these and its other special isocyanates, XDI (meta-xylylene diisocyanate) and NBDI™ (norbornane diisocyanate), of which Mitsui Chemicals is one of the world’s sole provider, along with its derivative products to create new customer value and strengthen and grow its coating and functional material business.

About Mitsui Chemicals
Mitsui Chemicals is one of the Japanese Chemicals companies listed on the Nikkei. It is a part of the Mitsui conglomerate. The company has a turnover of around 15 billion USD and has business interests in Japan, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the USA. It employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide. The company mainly deals in performance materials, petro and basic chemicals and functional polymeric materials. Mitsui Chemicals has its headquarters in the Shiodome City Center complex in Shiodome, Minato, and Tokyo. Before it moved into Shiodome City Center, Mitsui Chemicals had its headquarters in the Kasumigaseki Building in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

Source: Mitsui Chemicals

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