Belgium’s Solvay starts up expanded polyvinylidene fluoride unit

18 October 2012 08:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Solvay has started up its newly expanded production capacity for polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) at the firm’s Tavaux plant in France, the Belgium-based company said on Thursday.

The company invested €26m ($34m) to increase the PVDF production capacity at the plant by 50%, the company said in a statement. Further capacity details were not disclosed.

PVDF is used for applications in oil and fat extraction as well as in semiconductor manufacturing, among others, according to Solvay.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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