Solvay starts production at specialty polymers compounding plant in China

Solvay starts production at specialty polymers compounding plant in China

4:37 AM, 19th July 2012
Solvay starts production at specialty polymers compounding plant in China
Solvay headquarters.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Solvay’s specialty polymers compounding plant located in Changshu, province of Jiangsu in China, has started to serve the local growing demand for specialty polymers compounds. The plant is mainly serving China’s customers in the electronics, automotive, consumer and industrial applications markets with compounds of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA), Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) and Kalix (modified PARA).

This plant required an investment of €21 million and is fully adaptable for future expansion of overall capacity as well as production of compounds made out of other high performance polymers. It is adjacent to another specialty polymers plant which is currently under construction for the production of SOLEF polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), TECNOFLON fluoroelastomers (FKM) and their essential monomer VF2.

 “The start-up of our compounding plant in Changshu is an important step in the development plan of Solvay’s growing industrial base in China where the Group is committed to increase its customer base. Sales of specialty polymers in Asia have already increased to over 30 per cent of total sales and we see this trend continuing,” said Augusto di Donfrancesco, General Manager, Global Specialty Polymers Business, Solvay.

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