Ticona to expand Celstran LFRT production in China
Ticona plans to nearly double production at its Celstran long fiber reinforced thermoplastic manufacturing unit in Nanjing, China.
The unit came online in 2008 with an annual capacity of 5,000 metric tons. The expansion is scheduled to be complete by the end of the fourth quarter. Michael Harding, global business line director LFRT, said the added capacity is needed to meet demand from global customers. Celstran LFRT is produced by pultrusion technology, a process in which the long fibers are fully impregnated to the base plastic resin matrix, which can include polypropylene, nylon and polyurethane. Ticona also makes Celstran LFRT in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Winona, Minn.