DANBURY, CONN. — JG Summit Petrochemical Corp. has obtained Union Carbide Corp.'s Unipol process technology licenses to produce polyethylene and polypropylene at new plants in Batangas City, Philippines. The PE unit will have capacity of 385 million pounds per year and produce linear low and high density resins.
Capacity of the PP unit will be 396 million pounds for manufacture of homopolymers and random copolymers. Both are scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 1997.
Union Carbide is based in Danbury.
WEST PATERSON, N.J. — Cytec Industries BV plans to restructure its Botlek, Netherlands, plant.
The plan includes a re-engineering of the organization, relocation of certain manufacturing operations to other Cytec sites, a potential investment in a new polymer additives plant, and staff reductions of up to 115 over a two-year period.
The Botlek plant currently manufactures specialty chemicals and employs 360.
The firm is a subsidiary of Cytec Industries Inc. of West Paterson.
TORRANCE, CALIF. — OK Color America Corp. has opened its colorant manufacturing plant in Torrance.
The new facility will have about 9,000 square feet of production area and will produce colorants for use in injection molding and extrusion applications.
The plant opened Nov. 22.
OK Color America is a joint venture company of Calsak Corp. of Compton, Calif., and OK Kasei Co. Ltd. and K Sakai & Co. Ltd., both of Osaka, Japan.
n*Lanier Color Co. Inc. of Gainesville, Ga., opened a general products color concentrates manufacturing plant in Gainesville. The 25,000-square-foot plant will serve the Southeast.
Cadillac Plastic and Chemical Co. of Troy, Mich., has opened a facility in Hanoi, Vietnam. The company also opened its first Area Distribution Center in Coppell, Texas. Cadillac is a supplier of engineered plastic shapes and custom fabricated plastic products.