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Solvay to expand compounding capacity in Chine

By Gerald Ondrey |

Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has decided to build a specialty polymers compounding plant at its site in Changshu in the province of Jiangsu, China. Start-up of the plant is expected in the last quarter of 2012. The plant will satisfy the growing demand for specialty polymers in China and requires the investment of €21 million.  The compounding plant will serve the fast growing markets in China for electronics, automotive, consumer and industrial applications and will initially start producing compounds of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA), Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) and Kalix (modified PARA). The facility will be fully adaptable for future expansion for both overall capacity and for other high performance and fluorinated polymers.  “Our high-end specialty polymers are used in an increasing number of applications in this very dynamic region of the world. We are looking forward providing additional supply flexibility by compounding in closer proximity to our expanding customer base and providing them with more plastics with more performance,” says George Corbin, senior executive vice president of Solvay Group and President of Solvay Advanced Polymers, one of the entities of…
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