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Sumitomo to expand polarizing film capacity

Posted: 16 Mar 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LCD  Sumitomo Chemical  polarizing film 

In line with the capacity expansions of LCD makers, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd plans to boost its capacity for polarizing films at its facilities in South Korea, Japan and mainland China.

Sumitomo was reportedly planning to set up a fourth line for the films, with an annual capacity of 3.4 crore (34 million) square meters. The company is currently constructing its third line, with a capacity of 1.8 crore (18 million) square meters per year. Sumitomo expects its total annual capacity of polarizing films to reach 7.6 crore (76 million) square meters by mid-2007.

Sumitomo's facilities in Pyungtaek, South Korea will cater to demand from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Sony Corp., while its plant in Aichi, Japan will supply films to mainland China-based TV makers.

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