Mitsui Elastomers Singapore Pte Ltd (MELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., announced that it will increase the production capacity for Tafmer elastomers at its factory on Jurong Island, Singapore. According to the company, the plant will be expanded by 25,000 t/y to a total capacity of 225,000 t/y. The expansion is scheduled for completion by July 2020.
To keep up its steady supply moving forward, Mitsui Chemicals plans to remove bottlenecks at existing Tafmer production facilities, allowing it to increase production capacity for the elastomer series. Furthermore, Mitsui Chemicals and MELS announced that they are also considering additional increases to supply capacity for Tafmer. The product is used as a resin modifier and soft moulding material. Both flexible and lightweight, the elastomer series sees use in a wide range of applications, including automotive materials, packaging materials, solar battery encapsulants, engineering plastic modifiers and sports shoe midsoles.