Solvay starts up specialty polymers compounds plant in China


Solvay (Brussels, Belgium) has started to ship specialty polymers compounded at a new plant located in Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China, to local end users. The plant is mainly serving China's customers in the electronics, automotive, consumer and industrial applications markets with compounds of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA), Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) and Kalix (modified PARA).

The plant entailed an investment of 21 million euros ($25.5 million) and is fully adaptable for future expansion of overall capacity as well as production of compounds made out of other high-performance polymers. It is adjacent to another specialty polymers plant which is currently under construction for the production of Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), Tecnoflon fluoroelastomers (FKM), and their key monomer, VF2....
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