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Solvay boosts resin production capacity in India 

By Gerald Ondrey |

Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) is increasing resin production capacity at its plant in Panoli, Gujarat state in India, by 25% to support strong demand for its innovative ultra-high performance polymers KetaSpire and AvaSpire. Solvay’s Global Business Unit Specialty Polymers has the industry’s widest range of high and ultra-high performance polymers. Thanks to their outstanding qualities of strength, toughness, excellent friction and wear properties, heat and chemical resistance, Solvay’s KetaSpire and AvaSpire are used in markets growing at least 8–10%/yr. In transportation, these ultra-polymers replace metals and help make cars and airplanes lighter thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Other key markets include healthcare, electronics and energy. Capacity expansion of the polyaryletherketone resin, used as a base to make KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and AvaSpire polyaryletherketone (PAEK), is already underway to reach more than 1,000 ton/yr in the third quarter of 2015.  
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