Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Fumio Ito; "Kuraray"） has announced its decision to expand production facilities of optical-use poval film, which serves as a base film for polarized film, an essential component of liquid crystal displays (LCDs), at its Saijo Plant (Saijo, Ehime, Japan). Details are given below.
|Location||Kuraray Co., Ltd., Saijo Plant, 892, Tsuitachi, Saijo, Ehime, Japan|
|Production capacity||20 million m2/year|
|Commencement of operations||First quarter of fiscal 2012 (scheduled)|
|Capital investment||approx. ¥5 billion|
As a leading company in optical-use poval film, Kuraray will consider further upgrades to production facilities at both its Saijo and Kurashiki plants while monitoring demand trends in the LCD market.
We are modifying equipment to steadily enhance production capacity and have raised annual production capacity from 136 million m2 to 160 million m2.
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