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Arkema expanding fluoropolymers

by Alexander H. Tullo
September 25, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 38

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Credit: Arkema
PVDF is used in solar panels.
Credit: Arkema
PVDF is used in solar panels.

Arkema is expanding its polyvinylidene fluoride plant in Calvert City, Ky., by 20%. The polymers are used in solar panels, water filtration, chemical processing equipment, and high-performance cables. The company completed an expansion in Changshu, China, earlier this year. It expects to finish the U.S. expansion next year.

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