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Arkema hikes fluoropolymer production in China

8:08 AM, 25th October 2016
Arkema Hikes Fluoropolymer Production in China
Arkema Fluorochemical plant in Changshu, China. (File photo)

COLOMBES, FRANCE: Arkema SA said it has hiked 25 percent of the Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) capacity at its Changshu platform near Shanghai, China. Addressing increased demand, the project will particularly help the new energies and water treatment applications. This investment will also speed up the growth of the high performance materials division and support the group’s ambition in technical polymers.

The 25 percent increase in the plant’s capacity will enable Arkema to further support the growth of its customers in Asia, in particular in the new energies (batteries and photovoltaics) and water management markets, as well as in the traditional markets of coatings and industry.

This investment demonstrates to the success of the group’s R&D in the development of innovative applications that address the major issues of sustainable development as well as tomorrow's challenges.

With this investment, Changshu will become the largest PVDF plant in Asia. Thanks to its outstanding operating performance in terms of quality, reliability and responsiveness, this plant is a real asset for our customers of this strategic region for the group,” said Erwaon Pezron, global group president for Arkema’s technical polymers business.

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