Shin-Etsu build new silane plant in Japan; invests ¥2.3 billion

Shin-Etsu to build new silane plant in Japan; invests ¥2.3 billion

9:33 AM, 27th October 2016
Shin-Etsu to build new silane plant in Japan; invests ¥2.3 billion

TOKYO, JAPAN: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd decides to increase its silicones business, one of its main business segments, by newly establishing a silane plant in Japan, with an investment of ¥2.3 billion. The plant will be constructed by March 2018, at its site in Naoetsu Plant, Niigata Prefecture (Japan).

The silane plant will effectively carry out various kinds of small-quantity productions, with high-level characteristics and highly functional features such as resin-modifying silane that is used in applications such as automobiles, electric and electronic materials and also as a silane coupling agent that realises greater adhesive strength. The new plant will help meet the increasing demand for these types of products.

Simultaneously the company has decided to increase its technical centre in Higashimatsuyama City, Japan that performs technical services for silicone rubber moulding and processing.

Silicone rubber is used as a material for moulding, the Liquid Injection Molding System (LIMS) is being used in a number of cases and is also expected to become more widespread in the future.

Furthermore, its applications in various fields such as electric and electronics, automobiles, office equipment and healthcare are showing indications of further expansion. Taking these trends into account, the technical centre will enhance their technical explanations and product demonstrations to customers by such means as increasing moulding machines and then be able to connect these steps to expanding our sales capabilities. The new technical centre is scheduled for completion in July 2017.

Silicone is a highly functional material that is used in a wide range of application fields in industries such as electric, electronics, automobile, building construction, cosmetics and toiletries.

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