Solvay FKM Plant Begins Production In China

July 30, 2015
Solvay starts up new fluoroelastomers plant in Changshu, China.

Solvay began production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China. As Solvay Specialty Polymers' third fluorelastomer unit in the world, it benefits from the site's existing specialty polymers operations and infrastructure as well as from secure raw material supplies through its joint venture with nearby Shanghai 3F New Materials Co., Ltd. From Changshu, Jiangsu Province, Solvay supplies its FKM brand Tecnoflon.

At the same site, Solvay Specialty Polymers is constructing a unit for the production of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) to supply Solef. The unit is due to come on-stream by early 2017. In addition to fluoroelastomers, Solvay's operations at Changshu include compounding, based on its specialty polymers resins.

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