Chemtura expands urethanes capacity in Italy

Chemtura expands urethanes capacity in Italy

4:31 AM, 20th March 2012
Chemtura expands urethanes capacity in Italy
Chemtura’s urethanes production site, Latina Scala, in Italy. © Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA, US: Chemtura Corporation has increased its production capacity for Adiprene/Vibrathane range of high-performance polyurethane prepolymers at Latina Scalo facility in Italy. Engineering work at the Latina site is already complete and startup of additional production has commenced.

“Growing demand for Adiprene/Vibrathane prepolymers, driven primarily by commercialization of our mercury-free, MDI-based product lines, has motivated our decision to increase capacity in Europe. Local manufacturing capacity is critical to the urethanes business. Also the additional capacity at Latina will provide flexibility our customers need to remain competitive,” said Stephen Lewis, EMEA Business Director, Chemtura Urethanes.

“This investment further supports our strategic growth of the urethanes business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. In addition to the capacity increase, we are planning the enhancement of our EMEA technical development centre, also based at Latina, which will enable our team to offer customers in the region even better technical support capabilities,” added Matthew Hellstern, President, Chemtura Urethanes.

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