Solvay increase Tecnoflon fluoroelastomer capacity

Solvay to increase Tecnoflon fluoroelastomer capacity

6:03 AM, 30th October 2018
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BOLLATE, ITALY: Solvay SA said that it will increase its fluoroelastomer (FKM) production to meet the strong demand for high-performance sealing applications.

Production of specific FKM peroxide curable and bisphenolic terpolymer grades will be increased at Solvay’s sites in Changshu and Spinetta Marengo, Italy. The combined production capacity – at current product mix – will be expanded by 30 percent by Q4 2019 to sustain the increasing needs of the company’s Tecnoflon FKM customers and end users.

Solvay’s Tecnoflon family of fluoroelastomers and perfluoroelastomers is recognised for its unmatched operational temperature range, chemical resistance and reliable performance in the most demanding of environments where high purity and long service life are essential.

“This unique footprint allows us to strategically manage and interchange manufacturing to be able to concentrate on increasing production where it is most needed. In turn, we will be able to maintain our renowned uninterrupted supply to fully anticipate the needs of our customers,” said Mike Finelli, president of Solvay’s speciality polymers global business unit.

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