Ube Industries subsidiary Fine Chemicals will open polycarbonate diol production facility

Ube to open polycarbonate diol facility in Thailand

7:41 AM, 11th September 2014
Ube Industries subsidiary Fine Chemicals will open polycarbonate diol production facility

TOKYO, JAPAN: UBE Fine Chemicals (Asia) Co Ltd, Thai subsidiary of Ube Industries Ltd, will open a production facility for polycarbonate diol (PCD) to meet rising global demand. The new facility is designed to manufacture 3,000 tonne of PCD annually and is scheduled to start production in October 2015. The completion of the new production facility in Thailand will bring the UBE Group’s annual production capacity up to 11,000 tonne, including 2,000 tonne in Japan, 6,000 tonne in Spain, and the 3,000 tonne in Thailand. With the addition of the new facility, the UBE Group will strengthen its global supply network as the largest manufacturer of PCD in the world.

PCD is one of Ube Industries’ core products in the fine chemicals segment. Since the UBE Group itself manufactures the principal components used to make PCD-1,6-hexanediol and dimethyl carboxylate (DMC)-its PCD is highly cost competitive. The Group will also focus on developing new grades of PCD that meet the needs of users and on providing customer support, by pursuing enhanced global technical cooperation among its operations in Japan, Spain, and Thailand. The Group intends to make the most of these strengths to take advantage of market growth and reinforce its position as the world’s top PCD manufacturer.


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