Polyplastics to expand plastics compound plant in Kuantan, Malaysia


Japan-based Polyplastics has announced plans to expand its engineering plastics compound plant in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

The plant is operated by the company's wholly-owned local subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur, Polyplastics Asia Pacific (PAP).

The expansion plan will include additional production capacity of 9,000t per year at the plant.

"The increase in compound production capacity will benefit customers in the Asia-Pacific region and strengthen the supply system."

Upon completion, the plant is expected to have a production capacity of 35,000t per year.

Polyplastics said that the new lines will produce acetal copolymer (POM) duracon and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) durafide compounds.

The expanded facility is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016, with commercial operation expected to begin in June 2017.

Polyplastics said in a statement: "The increase in compound production capacity will not only benefit customers in the Asia-Pacific region but also strengthen the supply system to be better able to respond to growing demands in the European and American markets as well."

The plant produces POM, polybutylene terephthalate, PPS ,and liquid crystal polymer.

Polyplastics has other facilities in Fuji, Japan; Dafa, Taiwan; and the Nantong plant in China, which have a combined yearly compound production capacity of 150,000t.