07/17/2013

AGC Chemicals Europe Ltd.

NEW COMPANY LAUNCHED BY MEXICHEM UK LIMITED AND AGC CHEMICALS EUROPE, LTD.

Michael Fallon MP, the UK Government’s Business and Enterprise Minister, today (WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL) formally opened Fenix Fluor Ltd, a multimillion pound joint venture between Mexichem UK Ltd and AGC Chemicals Europe, Ltd.
Based at Mexichem Fluor’s Rocksavage site in Runcorn, UK, Fenix Fluor will manufacture chlorodifluoromethane, a key raw material in the production of fluoropolymers used in the automotive, aerospace and construction industry.
The venture will directly provide up to 20 new jobs. Over 70 construction workers were involved in the site’s refurbishment.
The Minister for Business and Enterprise, Michael Fallon MP said:
“I am delighted to be in Runcorn to cut the ribbon on Fenix Fluor today. The chemicals industry is of critical importance to the UK, and the formation of Fenix Fluor strengthens the supply chain in this country, building on our competitiveness across the world”.
Dave Smith, Business Director, Mexichem Fluor said:
“Fluoropolymers will become increasingly important part of Mexichem’s business in the future. The launch of Fenix Fluor demonstrates our commitment to developing the best products and solutions for our customers”.
Hiroyuki Okuno, President & CEO, AGC Chemicals Europe, Ltd. said:
“AGC Chemicals Europe, Ltd. is pleased to have secured a local, stable supply of chlorodifluoromethane(R22) vital for the production of Fluon® PTFE and Fluon® ETFE. This strengthening of the supply chain enables us to remain competitive in high performance fluoropolymers in Europe.”