07/20/2012 | Editor: Dominik Stephan
Solvay starts the production of of specialty polymer compounds in China: The company's compounding plant in Changshu, Jiangsu province, started the production of polyphthalamide (PPA), polyarylamide (PARA) and modified PARA for the country's electronics, automotive, consumer and industrial applications markets.
Brussels/Belgium – "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% of total sales and we see this trend continuing," comments Augusto di Donfrancesco, General Manager of the Global Business Unit Specialty Polymers.
The 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, speakers explained. It is adjacent to another specialty polymers plant which is currently under construction for the production of Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), Fluoroelastomers (FKM) and their essential monomer VF2.
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