03/08/2011

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Solvay increases PVDF production capacity by 50 %

Solef PVDF is among others used for demanding applications in oil and gas extraction, as binders and in separators in Lithium-ion batteries, in photovoltaics, in semiconductor manufacturing and in water purification membranes. Global demand for PVDF has grown the last five years by over 10 % every year, says Solvay. The Solef PVDF production capacity in Tavaux was already expanded by some 30 % in 2009.Solvay says its Solef PVDF technology used in Tavaux has a strong competitive edge resulting from its product quality and consistency and it complements the Hylar PVDF technology developed in West Depford, USA.

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