SINGAPORE (Nov. 13)—Mitsui Chemicals Inc. has christened a $100 million, 100,000-metric-ton-per-year plant in Singapore for its Tafmer alpha-olefin copolymer elastomers used principally to improve the impact strength and flexibility of polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene. The material also can be used on its own as a lightweight soft molding material. Operated by Mitsui Elastomers Singapore Pte. Ltd., the facility will export Tafmer globally. Mitsui uses metallocene catalysts to produce Tafmer via the Zieglar Natta method. The factory, located on Singapore's Jurong Island, has been in trial production since earlier this year, Mitsui said.
Mitsui Chemicals opens copolymer plant
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