STOCKPORT, England-Newly created Hyperlast Ltd. has acquired Kemira Polymers, a polyurethane and plasticizer manufacturing operation.
Brian Parks, the Stockport-based firm's managing director for the last nine years, and Kemira's senior managers are involved in the purchase. The company will continue to operate under the Kemira Polymers banner.
Malaysian firm diversifying
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-Kumpulan Jetson Bhd. plans to custom mold polyurethane parts.
The construction and manufacturing company plans to diversify into the field this year, primarily making components for automotive shock absorbers for export to Japan.
Mitsui Sekka to expand
TOKYO-Mitsui Sekka plans to debottleneck an aniline plant in Tokyo, raising capacity by 30,000 metric tons.
The 25-percent capacity boost is aimed at serving the growing market for aniline derivatives used in the production of polyurethane raw materials.
Flextex adds capacity
DURBAN, South Africa-Flextex Foam Molding, one of South Africa's largest automotive suppliers, has expanded capacity.
The firm added a roundtable urethane foam molding unit capable of making 120 car headrests an hour.