Teijin Ltd. announced it will expand its supply capability for dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), a petrochemical used as a raw material in producing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and for other specialty chemical applications. They will add a new line to their existing DMT production facility at the Matsuyama Factory in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The new line will processes DMT into high-purity briquettes, the form suited for external sales. Capital expenditure for the expansion will be approximately one billion yen. Construction will begin in October, with operations scheduled to begin in April 2013.
The expansion will enable Teijin to double its annual supply capability for DMT to 100,000 tons, making it one of the largest DMT suppliers in the world. By 2016, the company plans to roughly triple its current revenue of approximately ¥5 billion from DMT sales.
- Teijin Ltd., Tokyo, Japan