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EXPANDED CELL-CAST ACRYLIC CAPACITY

The Atoglas Division of ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc. announced the completed expansion of its cell-cast acrylic production line in Matamoros, Mexico. According to Jim Dunn, General Manager of the Atoglas Division, the project increased cell-cast sheet production at the plant by 25%. "The cell-cast expansion broadens our capability to produce heavy gauge Plexiglas® acrylic sheet products - up to 2 inches in thickness - from the methylmethacrylate monomer," says Dunn. "This expansion enhances our ability to serve growing North and Latin American markets in the point-of-purchase industry, security (bullet-resistant) partitions, and military applications."

"Additionally," says Dunn, "we're in the process of adding an extrusion line for the first time at the Matamoros plant. This new melt-calendered line will produce both Plexiglas acrylic sheet and Tuffak® polycarbonate sheet from polymerized raw materials. It will primarily serve growing markets for these sheet products in Latin America."

For more information, contact Tom DeMain, Atoglas Division of ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc., 2000 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 800-581-6883, Web: www.atoglas.com.

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