Chin/USA: Poyamides for the Manufacturing Sector Arkema Increases Specialty Polyamides Capacities
Arkema increases its compounding capacities at its Zhangjiagang site (Jiangsu Province) specialized in biosourced specialty polyamides. In the United States, a new investment in the Birdsboro site (Pennsylvania) will enable the manufacture of new Pebax biosourced grades for the sports and electronics market.
Zhangjiagang/China and Birdsboro/USA — In 2017 the company will start up two production lines to manufacture polyamide 11 in addition to polyamide 10 already produced on the Chinese site. Rilsan polyamide 11’s properties in terms of resistance to impact and to chemicals, light weight and easy processing are designed to meet the specific needs in the automotive, consumer electronics and sports sectors. With these developments, and other investments in the site amounting to € 10 million overall, the polyamide producer is expanding its portfolio for manufacturing plants in Asia.