France's Arkema to increase fluoropolymer production capacities in China

Author: Nurluqman Suratman

2021/02/23

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Arkema is further increasing its fluoropolymer production capacities in Changshu, China, by 35% in 2022, the French producer said on Tuesday.

The increase in capacity is scheduled to come on stream before the end of 2022, the company said in a statement.

Financial and overall capacity details of the expansion project were not disclosed.

"This new investment is fuelled by further strong demand in the lithium ion battery business as well as significant opportunities in the water filtration, construction coatings, and semiconductor industries," the company said.

The Changshu plant was last expanded in December 2020.