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Mitsubishi Chemical starts full-scale sales of new grade of durabio bio-based engineering plastic

April 12/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) has begun full-scale sales of a new grade of its Durabio bio-based engineering plastic designed for bottles, according to GV.

Durabio is made from renewable plant-derived isosorbide. It features higher transparency than polycarbonate, higher strength than acrylic, and improved resistance to cracking, MCC noted.

The new grade allows for commercial production of bottles that are both "attractive and eco-friendly," the company added.

We remind that, as MRC reported previously, in October 2014, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. decided to discontinue its PTA business. Mitsubishi currently operates a 260,000-t/y PTA plant at Mizushima, Japan, through its Mizushima Aroma joint venture with Toyobo Co. A spokesperson at Mitsubishi, when asked for the reason behind its decision to quit the PTA business, said "we cannot anticipate improvement of the profit without global oversupply." The company is "now examining" when to exit the business, he added.

Mitsubishi Chemical with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a diversified chemical company involved in petrochemicals, polymers, agrochemicals, speciality chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The company's main focus is on three business pillars: petrochemicals, performance and functional products, and health care.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Bioplastiki, PC, PET-granulate, terephthalic acid, packaging, other bottles, Mitsubishi Chemical, Japan.
Category:General News
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