Solvay build new specialty polymers plant in China

Solvay to build new specialty polymers plant in China

5:29 PM, 23rd June 2011
Solvay to build new specialty polymers plant in China
Jacques van Rijckevorsel, Group General Manager, Plastics Sector, Solvay.

Solvay will invest about 120 million to produce its high value-added products SOLEF PVDF and TECNOFLON FKM and their essential VF2 monomer in China. The plant will be operational by 2014.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Solvay has launched a project to build a specialty polymers production plant for SOLEF Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), Tecnoflon Fluoroelastomers (FKM) and their essential monomer VF2 in China to satisfy the growing demand for these high value-added specialty polymers in Asia.

The plant will be built at Solvay’s industrial site in Changshu in the province of Jiangsu and is scheduled to become operational at the beginning of 2014. It requires the investment of 120 million and will significantly boost Solvay’s global production capacity for these specialty polymers. Demand growth for Tecnoflon is markedly driven by the buoyant China automotive market.

The new plant in Changshu will be built next to the compounding plant under construction for polyphthalamide (PPA), polyarylamide (PARA) and Kalix (modified PARA) which is scheduled to become operational in the last quarter of 2012.

“This new production plant will enable Solvay to capture a part of the huge growth potential in this exciting and dynamic region. We’ll bring our customers more high value-added polymers which will help them improve their environmental footprint and sustainability profile,” commented Jacques van Rijckevorsel, Group General Manager, Plastics Sector, Solvay.

With the new plant, Solvay plans to transform Changshu as a strong industrial base for fluorinated polymers and their essential strategic feedstock in China.

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