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Solvay selects the United States for its second global PEEK plant

10:27 AM MST | February 24, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Solvay said today that it is building a new poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) plant in the United States, more than doubling capacity for this high-performance engineering polymer and solidifying the company's position as an industry leader present both in the...


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