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In 2003 MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc., invested and licensed by Japanese chemical manufacturer Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company (Tokyo, Japan), constructed a proprietary state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Colonial Heights, Virginia, to produce MX Nylon, a polymer used in engineering plastics and food packaging.

MGC has developed a unique polymerization technology especially for the manufacture of MX Nylon. Its production plants are located in Niigata, Japan and Colonial Heights, Virginia, USA. More than twenty years of experience in both process and product have contributed to the design and operation of these highly automated plants. The plant is designed with process controls that produce a consistent, high quality product that meets customers' specifications. The MAP plant is located near U.S. customers which reduces lead and shipment times. This additional plant provides our customers with better continuity of supply as both Niigata and Virginia plants produce the same products. MAP products will be supplied primarily to U.S. customers, but will be marketed and sold globally.

MGC Advanced Polymers (MAP) is majority owned by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) along with Marubeni Corporation. MGC and Marubeni Corporation join a long and growing list of chemical companies choosing to invest in the Richmond- Petersburg region. This 30 acre facility, midway between Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, was selected for its proximity to customers, its ready access to major transportation corridors and its ability to draw knowledgeable employees skilled in the production of polymers. With an initial production capacity of 24 million lbs/year, this state-of-the-art, highly automated facility is designed for ease of expansion.

 
MAPNYLON 2008