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Liliam Benzi | ldbcom@uol.com.br

UBE EXPANDS NYLON PRODUCTION IN SPAIN AND BECOMES A BIG PLAYER IN NORTH AMERICA

UBE (www.ube.com), a leading global supplier of polyamides, headquartered in Tokyo (Japan), announced that the investment in the expansion of the Nylon plant of its subsidiary - UBE Corporation Europe S. A. u. (UCE), in Castellón (Spain), is going to be completed in June 2018. According to Frank Hormann, President of UBE North America Inc., with the expansion, UCE’s production capacity of diverse Nylons including copolymers and terpolymers, medium to high viscosity, increased from 32,000 tones/year achieving a total volume of 72,000 tones/year in 2018.

UBE CREATES UDA (UBE DEVELOPMENT AMERICA), A DEPARTMENT THAT WILL OFFER TECHNICAL SUPORT TO LOCAL CUSTOMERS

To better understand and fulfill the needs of customers in North America, UBE (www.ube.com), world leader in polyamide and copolyamide, created a new area in the local office. The UDA – UBE Development America is a new department, focused on two main activities: the creation of a Technical Center and partnerships with local trade associations, other research centers and universities.

TOYOTA MIRAI, WITH HYDROGEN TANK PRODUCED WITH UBE´S NYLON, IS WELL ACCEPTED IN US MARTKET

At NPE show (May 04-07 – Orlando – USA), Japanese company UBE (www.ube.com), world leader in polyamide and copolyamide, will promote the innovative UBE nylon 1218IU, a nylon liner material for hydrogen tanks used in fuel cell vehicles. The unique material was developed in cooperation with Toyota Motor Corporation and is being used in the high-pressure hydrogen tank of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan.