Mitsui Chemicals

MITSUI PHENOL OPENS US$170M PLANT & GEARS UP FOR INCREASED PRODUCTION

26 February 2002
Information to be embargoed till 10:00 am, 8 March 2002

Mitsui Phenol Singapore (MPHS) Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japanese giants, Mitsui Chemicals Inc (MCI) and Mitsui & Co Ltd, will officially open South East Asia's first phenol plant on Jurong Island.

MPHS was established in April 1999 to manufacture phenol and acetone for Asia. Phenol is one of the core businesses of Mitsui Chemicals, the largest phenol supplier in Asia and the third largest producer of phenol worldwide.

With the growing demand for phenol, MPHS is expanding the plant's capacity to cater for the increase. Phenol is a principal raw material for bisphenol-A which is used in the manufacture of products such as automobile parts, equipment casing and adhesives.

We invite your journalist and photographer/camera crew to attend the press conference hosted by Dr Hiroyuki Nakanishi, President of MCI, and top executives of MCI and MPHS.

Date:
Friday, 8 March 2002
Time:
9:15 am
Venue:
Meeting Room 1
Phenol Singapore Pte Ltd
Sakra Avenue
627868

After the press conference, an opening ceremony, officiated by Mr Teo Ming Kian, Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB), will take place on the island.

As admission to Jurong Island is restricted, please confirm your attendance so that we can make special arrangements for you to drive to the island.

Alternatively, we are arranging for transport from the city to Jurong Island and back. Further details on the meeting point will be faxed to you upon confirmation of your attendance.

Please confirm your attendance by using the attached fax reply form or call Ms Pearling Leong or Ms Sharon Wan of Foreword Communications on 338-5918.

FAX REPLY FORM

MITSUI PHENOL SINGAPORE PTE LTDOFFICIAL OPENING OF US$170M PLANT

Date:
8 March 2002
Time:
9:15 am
Venue:
Mitsui Phenol Singapore Pte Ltd
95 Sakra Ave
Singapore 627868

Please fax this to Foreword Communications at 338-5917 or 339-4708.
Thank you.

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