Arkema Expands Specialty Polyamides Production

By Chemical Processing Staff

Sep 06, 2016

To support its customers’ growth around the world, in particular in the sports, consumer electronics and automotive markets, Arkema continues to expand its specialty polyamides production capacities in China and the United States, according to the company.

In China, at its Zhangjiagang site (Suzhou Province) specialized in biosourced specialty polyamides, Arkema is reportedly increasing its compounding capacities. In 2017, it will bring two production lines on stream to manufacture polyamide 11 in addition to polyamide 10 already produced on the site.

In the United States, a new investment in the Birdsboro site (Pennsylvania) will reportedly enable the manufacture of new Pebax biosourced grades for the sports and electronics market.

These investments are part of the development of the Group’s research and growth platforms related to weight reduction of materials, design of materials, solutions for electronics and the development of biosourced products, according to the company.

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