Solutia advances feasibility study for Asia Pacific resin plant

According to Solutia, the additional resin production in the region is needed for the increased production of Saflex PVB interlayers for laminated glass produced at the Suzhou plant in China. In April, the company had announced the addition of a second PVB manufacturing line at the Suzhou plant.

Solutia also announced it will expand its Suzhou operations to include the production of Vistasolar EVA photovoltaic encapsulant. This investment will include the construction of a new building for several new EVA production lines capable of manufacturing 2.35 m wide sheets. The first production line is scheduled to be completed by June 2011.

Solutia manufactures PVB interlayers at Ghent, Belgium; Santo Toribio, Mexico; San Jose Dos Campos, Brazil; Springfield, MA, USA; and Suzhou, China. It also operates a PVB finishing centre in Singapore and manufactures EVA for solar applications in Dietenheim, Germany.