Kaneka Expands Its CPVC Production In North America

Kaneka expands chlorinated polyvinyl chloride capacity

6:18 AM, 30th July 2013
Kaneka  Business news

OSAKA, JAPAN: Kaneka North America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaneka Corporation, will increase the annual production capacity of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride resin (CPVC) by approximately 20,000 tonne, bringing it up to 50,000 tonne per year to meet the robust demand in North America. The investment is expected to be about ¥5 billion ($51 million), and operations are scheduled for early 2015.

The expansion of production capacity is to bring the combined production capacity between Japan and the United States to 76,000 tonne per year. By establishing a global production structure, Kaneka is looking to further increase the competitiveness of its business in the growing CPVC market.

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