China: Expansion Strategy Arkema Further Increases PVDF Capacity at its Changshu Site in China

Source: Press release

Arkema has recently announced an expansion of its PVDF capacity at its Changshu site in China from the previously announced 35 % to 50 %. The move is in line with the strong demand from the lithium-ion battery business and will also support the significant growth in the water filtration, specialty coatings, and semiconductor industries.

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Due to strong demand for lithium-ion batteries and other important markets, Arkema’s previously announced 35 % fluoropolymer capacity increase at its Changshu site in China is now revised upwards to a capacity increase of 50 %.
Due to strong demand for lithium-ion batteries and other important markets, Arkema’s previously announced 35 % fluoropolymer capacity increase at its Changshu site in China is now revised upwards to a capacity increase of 50 %.
(Source: Arkema)

Colombes/France – Due to strong demand for lithium-ion batteries and other important markets, Arkema’s previously announced 35 % fluoropolymer capacity increase at its Changshu site in China is now revised upwards to a capacity increase of 50 %, with no change in the expected startup date (end-2022).

With this PVDF capacity increase, Arkema accelerates its development in China in order to meet the strong demand from its partner customers in the lithium-ion battery business and support the significant growth in the water filtration, specialty coatings, and semiconductor sectors.

Arkema also recently announced a 50 % PVDF capacity increase at its Pierre-Bénite site in France, which is scheduled to come on stream in the first quarter of 2023.

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