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Solvay Hikes PVDF Capacity in France

2:19 AM MST | March 3, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Solvay says it will invest €26 million to increase capacity for Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) at its Tavaux, France manufacturing complex. Completion of the project, which follows a 2009 expansion by 30%, is scheduled for the second half of 2012. The product is used in oil and gas extraction, as binders and in separators in Li-ion batteries, photovoltaics, semiconductors and in water purification membranes. Global demand for PVDF has grown by more than 10%/year in the past five years, Solvay...

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