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Arkema Ups PVDF Capacity at KY Plant

11:12 AM MDT | October 26, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Arkema says it has nearly completed a $20 million debottlenecking at its Calvert City, KY polyvinyledene fluoride (PVDF) plant. Production capacity will increase by about 15% by early 2010, the company says. The plant produces Arkema’s Kynar-brand PVDF resins, which are used in engineering and construction and in paints to protect metal surfaces.   “This latest extension will provide us with the necessary capacity and grades to respond to today’s growth opportunities in the energy markets, in particular in the photovoltaics and...

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