Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (U.S. office in Rye Brook, N.Y.) has augmented its expansion plans for production of PP automotive compounds and TPOs in the U.S. by an additional 30 million lb/yr through its affiliate, Advanced Composites, Inc., Sidney, Ohio.

Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (U.S. office in Rye Brook, N.Y.) has augmented its expansion plans for production of PP automotive compounds and TPOs in the U.S. by an additional 30 million lb/yr through its affiliate, Advanced Composites, Inc., Sidney, Ohio. Rob Morgan, senior v.p.at Advanced Composites, notes that the company will finish the first phase of expansion by midyear, which is adding 62 million lb of new capacity. The second phase, which will bring the total to over 90 million lb, is scheduled for completion by year’s end. These expansions are occurring at two U.S. plants in Sidney and Nashville, Tenn., and more new capacity is coming to the firm’s Mexico location.