Construction of High-Performance Polyurethane Plant Begins at Omuta Works
～Special Isocyanate to Bolster Coating and Functional Material Business～
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
Omuta, Japa - April 16, 2015 - Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa ) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant (2,000t / year ) within the Omuta Works (Omuta City, Kyushu) to manufacture its new and advanced polyurethane elastomer, FORTIMO™, and the polyisocyanate, STABiO™. The new plant is scheduled for commercial operation in August 2016.
The Company’s special isocyanates FORTIMO™ and STABiO™ are both one-of-a-kind, world firsts. Launched in October 2013, the markets for these two unique materials have seen successful expansion after receiving high marks in customer evaluations.
Mitsui Chemicals will continue to bolster sales and expand applications of these and its other special isocyanates, XDI (meta-xylylene diisocyanate) and NBDI™ (norbornane diisocyanate), of which Mitsui Chemicals is the world’s sole provider, along with its derivative products to create new customer value and strengthen and grow its coating and functional material business.
|1,4-H6XDI (1,4-Bis (isocyanatomethyl) cyclohexane) and polyurethane elastomer materials using 1,4-H6XDI||Polyisocyanates of using PDI™
|Automotive elastomeric materials, garment material using elastic fibers, medical tubing , high durability industrial materials, etc.||Automotive paints, plastic paints, adhesives, etc.|