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Chisso sets up its first liquid crystal plant in Taiwan

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DQW Bureau
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Japan-based Chisso set up its new liquid crystal (LC) plant at Southern

Taiwan Science Park early this week. According to Goto Yasuyuki, Chairman of

Chisso Taiwan, the new plant will start volume production in 2007 with yearly

capacity of 100 tons and is expected to replace Chisso's Japan production to

become the company's top LC production base. Chisso's Japan production capacity

is about 100 tons per year, and is one the two largest LC plants in the world.

Another is Germany-based Merck. Merck's whole-owned subsidiary, Merck Display

Technologies just set up its new LC plant in Northern Taiwan recently. Chisso

has invested NT$ 200 million in the construction of the plant in Taiwan, which

is also the first time that Chisso builds an LC plant outside Japan.

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