Solvay increases polymers perfluoropolyethers production capacity

Solvay increases polymers perfluoropolyethers production capacity

11:36 AM, 9th June 2011
Solvay increases polymers perfluoropolyethers production capacity
Solvay corporate headquarters in Belgium.


BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Solvay will increase its production capacity for high value-added specialty polymers perfluoropolyethers (PFPE), marketed as FOMBLIN-Y and GALDEN in Spinetta Marengo, Italy. The capacity expansion, which will be completed by the end of 2012, requires an investment of about  € 15 million. Demand for these two product families, which are used for very demanding applications, is expected to continue to grow.


The FOMBLIN-Y product family is mainly used for industrial lubrication in high temperature bearings and chains, lubrication of vacuum pumps in the semiconductor industry and automotive end-uses. GALDEN is largely used as heat transfer fluid in semiconductor processing equipment and as a testing fluid for finished electronic components.


“This capacity expansion will give us the opportunity to continue keeping track of the growing global demand for our high value-added products. Having excellent sustainability profiles, these product families help our customers meet the evermore demanding requirements and will enable Solvay to continue its sustainable and profitable growth,” said Augusto Di Donfrancesco, Senior Executive VP and General Manager, Global Business Unit Specialty Polymers, Solvay.

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