The Celstran® expansion is expected to be operational by mid-2015. This new Celstran® LFRT production operation will be part of the company’s manufacturing site in Suzano where Celanese already manufactures Hostaform®/Celcon® acetal copolymer (POM) and Celanex®/Vandar® thermoplastic polyester (PBT) products for customers in Brazil and Latin America.

“The addition of Celstran® manufacturing capabilities to our existing site outside Sao Paulo is part of the Celanese growth strategy to directly serve our customers in Brazil and Latin America, where we see a healthy growth potential, especially in automotive applications,” said Phil McDivitt, vice president and general manager of the engineered materials business of Celanese.