AGC, a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, will increase its production capacity for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) by 200,000 tons, expanding it to 750,000 tons, at one of its group companies, P.T. Asahimas Chemical (ASC), in Indonesia. The start of this expanded operation is scheduled for the 2nd quarter of 2021, and will raise AGC’s annual PVC production capacity in the Southeast Asian region to roughly 1.2 million tons.
In Southeast Asia, AGC conducts chlor-alkali business in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Industries such as manufacturing and infrastructure businesses in this region are continuing to grow in association with its progressing economic development, and there are forecasts for stable expansion of the demand for caustic soda and PVC from here on. To address this rising demand, AGC has decided to further increase its PVC production capacity at ASC, following the large-scale expansion of the production capacity at the group company for products including caustic soda and PVC in 2016.
Under the management policy AGC plus, the AGC Group has set a priority on the expansion of its chlor-alkali business in Southeast Asia. In the near future, the Group will enhance our capabilities even further to secure a firm position as No.1 in Southeast Asia, while also contributing to the region’s economic development.