Biz Brief: Ticona Engineering Polymers

Fortron Industries LLC (Wilmington, N.C.), a joint venture of Ticona Engineering Polymers (Florence, Ky.) and Kureha Corp. (Toyko, Japan), has expanded its Fortron linear polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant in Wilmington, N.C., to 15,000 metric tonnes (more than 33 million lb) per year, completing a three-year effort

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Fortron Industries LLC (Wilmington, N.C.), a joint venture of Ticona Engineering Polymers (Florence, Ky.) and Kureha Corp. (Toyko, Japan), has expanded its Fortron linear polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant in Wilmington, N.C., to 15,000 metric tonnes (more than 33 million lb) per year, completing a three-year effort that doubled the capacity of the site. The expansion creates the world’s largest PPS plant.