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Solvay completes expansion of Tavaux PVDF plant

8:03 AM MDT | October 18, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Solvay says is has started up a new production capacity for Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) at its plant at Tavaux, France. The company invested €26 million ($34 million) to increase capacity at the plant by 50%. PVDF is used for demanding applications in oil and gas extraction; as binder and separator in lithium-ion and lithium-metal-polymer batteries in hybrid and electric cars in semiconductor manufacturing; water purification membranes for wastewater filtration equipment; and in batteries and capacitors, which enable energy storage in...

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