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SolVin Starts Up PVDC Latex Plant in France

2:14 AM MDT | March 10, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

SolVin, a 75-35 joint venture between Solvay and BASF, says it has started up a new unit for the production of Diofan polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) latex at its Tavaux, France complex. The new production line boosts SolVin's PVDC capacity by approximately 20,000 m.t./year. The product, a specialty barrier material, is used to coat high-value packaging films and paper, especially those used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It can also be used as a binder in the production of water-based paints with exceptional corrosion resistance and moisture barrier...

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