Solvay’s specialty polymers compounding plant located in Changshu, province of Jiangsu in China, has started to serve the local growing demand for specialty polymers compounds. The plant is mainly serving China's customers in the electronics, automotive, consumer and industrial applications markets with compounds of AmodelR polyphthalamide (PPA), IxefR polyarylamide (PARA) and KalixR (modified PARA).
This plant required an investment of EUR 21 million and is fully adaptable for future expansion of overall capacity as well as production of compounds made out of other high performance polymers. It is adjacent to another specialty polymers plant which is currently under construction for the production of SOLEFR Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), TECNOFLONR Fluoroelastomers (FKM) and their essential monomer VF2.
"The start-up of our compounding plant in Changshu is an important step in the development plan of Solvay's growing industrial base in China where the Group is committed to increase its customer base. Sales of Specialty Polymers in Asia have already increased to over 30% of total sales and we see this trend continuing," comments Augusto di Donfrancesco, General Manager of the Global Business Unit Specialty Polymers.