PT Asahimas Chemical, Asahi Glass subsidiary Increases chlor alkali Production

Asahi Glass to increase chlor-alkali capacity in Indonesia

12:04 PM, 6th August 2013
Asahi Glass Investment News

TOKYO, JAPAN: Asahi Glass Co Ltd (AGC) will invest approximately ¥40 billion ($406 million) to significantly increase the production capacity of its Indonesian subsidiary PT Asahimas Chemical (ASC) to meet growing demand for chlor-alkali products, such as caustic soda and vinyl chloride, in the Southeast Asia region.

In March 2013, ASC expanded its annual production capacity for caustic soda to nearly 500,000 tonne. Now, ASC is going to further enhance its production facilities for caustic soda and vinyl chloride, aiming to start operation of the extended facilities by the end of 2015. After the expansion, output of caustic soda at ASC will increase 40 per cent to about 700,000 tonne a year and production of polyvinyl chloride will nearly double to about 550,000 tonne a year.

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