Demand growth will outpace current capacity for compounded polymers
DALLAS & SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$CE--Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, today announces its intent to initiate a three-year plan to expand engineered materials compounding capacities at the company’s Asia facilities, including the locations of Nanjing, China; Suzhou, China; and Silvassa, India.
To support the significant business growth expected, Celanese has begun planning for the following Asia expansion investments:
- Nanjing, China Compounding and LFT Expansion: the intended scope of this project adds approximately 52KT of compounding and long-fiber thermoplastics (LFT) capacity at the company’s Nanjing integrated chemical complex by the second half of 2023.
- Suzhou, China Nylon Expansion: the intended scope of this project adds approximately 7KT of nylon compounding capacity at the company’s Suzhou facility by the second quarter of 2022.
- India Compounding Expansion: the intended scope of this project adds approximately 7KT of annual compounding capacity at the company’s Silvassa, India facility by the first quarter of 2022.
“By continuing to increase our Asia presence in the engineered materials market, Celanese is adapting to local customer needs and gaining a competitive advantage in a complex and changing environment,” said Tom Kelly, Celanese Senior Vice President, Engineered Materials. “Celanese is committed to expanding its leadership position in the region by increasing both compounding and polymer manufacturing capacities and capabilities through greater investments and additions in its Asia network.”
Financial details of these engineered materials compounding expansions are not being disclosed at this time. Additional project details will be announced as further developments are available.
Celanese Corporation is a global chemical leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our businesses use the full breadth of Celanese's global chemistry, technology and commercial expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,700 employees worldwide and had 2020 net sales of $5.7 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com.
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