Volume 90 Issue 30 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 23, 2012

Solvay Opens Polymer Facility In China

Department: Business
Keywords: China, specialty polymers, fluoropolymers
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Solvay’s Ixef polyarylamide is used in the landing gear of this solar-powered aircraft.
Credit: Solvay
The Solar Impulse solar powered aircraft, which uses Solvay polymers in its landing gear.
 
Solvay’s Ixef polyarylamide is used in the landing gear of this solar-powered aircraft.
Credit: Solvay

Solvay has opened a $25 million plant in China that produces specialty compounds of polyphthalamide and polyarylamide for the electronics, automotive, and other industries. The facility, in Changshu, Jiangsu province, is adjacent to a Solvay plant now under construction for vinylidene fluoride and fluoropolymer derivatives. Solvay says specialty polymers represent 30% of its sales in China.

 
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