Noveon to build TPU plant in China
By Patrick Raleigh, UT On-line news editor
Cleveland, Ohio-Noveon Inc. is to establish a thermoplastic polyurethane manufacturing plant near Shanghai, China, which it aims to bring on-stream in the fourth quarter of 2004, the firm announced 5 Dec.
The Shanghai unit “is being put in place to add global capacity and improve service levels to our customers in China and the Asia Pacific Region,” said Julian Steinberg, Noveon vice president and general manager, in a press statement.
Noveon currently supplies its Estane-branded TPUs to the Asian market from production facilities in Belgium and the US.”