Mitsui Chemicals to Licence Polypropylene Technology to Thai Polypropylene

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. signed an agreement on January 31, 2007, with Thai Polypropylene Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd, to license its polypropylene (PP) manufacturing technology. The technology will be applied at Thai Polypropylene's No. 3 Plant in Rayong Province, Thailand. SCG Chemicals is a petrochemical holding company of the Thailand-based Siam Cement Group.

The plant is to be one of the main downstream plants under SCG Chemicals new naphtha cracker project, and expected to be completed in 2010 with a design capacity of 400KTA. PP is a kind of plastics applied to automobile parts and packaging materials.

Mitsui Chemicals has already licensed the technology to No.1 and No.2 Plants of Thai Polypropylene. The No.3 Plant will be licensed the sophisticated manufacturing process which is being used in Mitsui Chemicals' Osaka Works (300KTA). The plant will have world-class production capacity of 400KTA, which will augment Thai Polypropylene's total PP production capacity up to 720KTA.

Mitsui Chemicals is well known for its world-class technologies, and its product quality meets the high requirements of the automobile industry. This license agreement reflects Mitsui Chemical's customers' trust and reliance on the company's technologies. SCG Chemicals also has a plan to establish another 400KTA plant for manufacturing high-density polyethylene (HDPE) under Mitsui Chemicals's HDPE process technology. The license will be provided to Thai Polyethylene Co., Ltd.

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