06/05/2010

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Solutia to ramp up PVB capacity in China, exit primary accelerators business

According to the company, the product is found in about 40 % of laminated architectural and automotive glass worldwide. The expansion includes the addition of a second manufacturing line, which will serve the architectural, photovoltaic and automotive markets in China and the Asia Pacific region. The new line is expected to be completed by the end of 2011. In addition, the company has recently added a customer service lab to its Suzhou site.

Furthermore, Solutia announced to exit the primary accelerators business and discontinue primary accelerators production at its facility at the Monsanto Antwerp site in Belgium in the second half of 2010. This decision does not affect the Santoflex PPD manufacturing operations at Antwerp, including production of 4-ADPA, the key intermediate for this line of antidegradants.

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