To keep pace with double-digit sales growth in Asian markets, DSM Composite Resins AG (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) is expanding the annual production capacity of its gel coats and resin products at its manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China. The plant is owned by Jinling DSM Resins Co. Ltd. (JDR), which is a joint venture between DSM and its Chinese partner, Sinopec, formed in 1992. As Asia's demand for gel coat has accelerated since 2001, the reactors at Nanjing were optimized to meet this demand. Continued sales growth prompted the decision to add three extra mixers.
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