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Arkema to Increase PVDF Fluoropolymer Production Capacity in France

4:23 AM MDT | June 28, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Arkema says it will invest over €70 million ($109 million) in its Kynar polyvinyledene fluoride (PVDF) fluoropolymer business at the Pierre-Bénite site in France. The project will increase production capacity by 50% 2014. PVDF fluoropolymer is an innovative and fast-growing performance material with growth rates of 7%/year, the company says. The new investment at the Pierre-Bénite site also entails "major technological advances such as the implementation of an innovative high purity process, a new...

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