Idemitsu Kosan cease in-house polycarbonate resin production

Idemitsu Kosan to cease in-house polycarbonate resin production

4:35 AM, 3rd October 2015
Idemitsu Kosan to cease in-house polycarbonate resin production

TOKYO, JAPAN: Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd said that it will consolidate production of polycarbonate resin, Tarflon, into Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation (FCFC), a core firm of Taiwan’s Formosa Group to which the company has granted a license to use the relevant technology.

The company has decided to cease operation of polycarbonate production facility at its Chiba plant (Ichihara city, Chiba) in December 2015 and consolidate the production carried out by the plant into FCFC.

Granted a license by the company, FCFC has been engaged in production of polycarbonates since 2002. The company has transferred since 2013 such production from its Chiba Plant to FCFC in a phased manner.

FCFC’s polycarbonate production facility is located at the Formosa group’s Mai-Liao complex in Yun Lin county, Taiwan. Supported by stable raw material supply and production capacity of 200,000 tonne, FCFC is one of the most competitive polycarbonate manufacturers in Asia, Idemitsu Kosan said.

Through the planned consolidation, the company will sharpen competitive edge of Tarflon and strive to provide a more stable supply of polycarbonates to not only Japan but also all over the world.

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