Shanghai, China-Lubrizol Corp. plans to expand in China by spending about $40 million to build a plant in Songjiang, next to the company's existing Estane thermoplastic polyurethane plant, just outside Shanghai.?
Lubrizol said the new plant will include manufacturing, commercial and technical capabilities. The company expects to begin construction in the third quarter of 2007, and to complete the plant in the fourth quarter of 2008.?
Products to be made at the site are primarily resins, polymers and specialty additives used in coatings for paint, wood, plastic, metal and textiles. They also are used in printing inks, speciality papers and adhesives.?
Ingredients for personal care products will also be made at the new plant. Lubrizol said future plans for the site could include adding other laboratories and production lines."