Formosa Plastics Group

Formosa Plastics Group

Formosa Plastics Group

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Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, Chinese: 台塑關係企業) is a Taiwanese conglomerate of diverse interests, including biotechnology, petrochemical processing, and production of electronics components. The Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) was founded by Wang Yung-ching (王永慶) and his brother Wang Yung-tsai (王永在) and is chaired by Lee Chih-tsuen.

Growth of FPG

The Formosa Plastics Group was formed in 1958, to reflect vertical integration of the PVC manufacturing process by the Formosa Plastics Corporation (FPC). Nan Ya Plastics Processing Corp. was formed to purchase PVC resins produced by FPC. A third member of the group, New Eastern Plastics Product, was formed to manufacture those processed resins into consumer goods. Nan Ya and New Eastern were later merged into a single entity, Nan Ya Plastics Corp., and upstream integration was achieved in the 1990s through the construction of an ethylene-producing naphtha cracking plant and a coal-burning power plant. In Taiwan, FPG has also diversified into many other fields, including textiles, electronics, medicine, skin care, automobile manufacturing, gasoline retail and petroleum refining. The complete list of constituent firms is below.

FPG’s overseas expansion has focused primarily on the United States and mainland China. The group has purchased or constructed many PVC factories and chemical production facilities in both countries. American holdings also include Texas properties containing over 200 oil wells and...
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