06 January 2011 10:48 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Arkema is to invest in additional capacity at its polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) fluorinated polymer plant currently being built in ?xml:namespace>
The new plant, scheduled to come on stream in March this year, would have its production capacity increased by 50% from mid-2012, Arkema said.
“This investment is intended to help meet the fast-growing demand for PVDF resins in emerging technologies, in particular applications in new energies and water filtration,” the company added.
The additional production capacity would help meet requirements for its PVDF resins from new emerging applications in
Applications for its PVDF polymers include polymer membranes for drinking water filtration, electrodes for lithium ion batteries and protective films for the back sheet of photovoltaic panels.
Arkema did not disclose the capacity of the PVDF plant or details of the added capacity. Financial details were also not disclosed.
The company currently has PVDF fluorinated polymer production sites in
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