BANGKOK, Thailand (July 10) — Thailand´s Board of Investment has approved an auto parts factory, a nitrile latex operation and an ephichlorohydrin facility.
Nishikawa Tachapalalert Rubber Co., Ltd. will invest $9.9 million for the auto parts factory in Nakhon Ratchasima. The Thai-Japanese joint venture will employ 171, the board said.
BST Elastomers Co. is building the 96-employee, $79.9 million facility that will produce acrylonitrile butadiene latex and modified acrylonitrile butadiene latex as raw materials for making rubber gloves, foam and other products. It will be the first NBR plant in Thailand, the board said, and will be built at the Map ta Phut Industrial Estate in Rayong Province.
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Co. Ltd. received approval to build the epichlorohydrin unit in Rayong Province. The project will cost $4.5 million and employ nine, the board said.