Japanese chemicals company Mitsui Chemicals recently launched a new plant to produce its high-performance polyolefin elastomer (POE) product Tafmer at its Singapore-based wholly-owned subsidiary Mitsui Elastomers (MELS).
As part of Mitsui Chemicals’ VISION 2030 Long-Term Business Plan, the Mobility Solutions business aims to help solve social challenges and achieve sustainable business growth by providing unique materials, features and services.
Tafmer is used both as a soft molding material and as a resin modifier that dramatically improves resin properties. Its flexibility and lightness have resulted in Tafmer being used across a wide range of fields, including solar cell components, packaging materials, engineering plastic modifiers, sports shoes and automotive parts.
The company highlighted that demand for Tafmer is set to remain strong as the global economy grows and is expected to rise further on the back of efforts to achieve a circular economy by stepping up the introduction of clean energy. Via the supply of Tafmer, which meets these needs, Mitsui Chemicals aims to become a global solutions company that contributes to a sustainable society’s future.
The additional 120,000 tons of capacity is expected to come on stream by March 2025 and join the 225,000 tons/year of existing production capacity at the site.
(Source: Mitsui Chemicals)