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Solvay Expands Fluoropolymers Capacity at Italian Site

11:07 AM MDT | July 24, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Solvay Solexis, a Solvay subsidiary, says it has decided to double production capacity for a family of perfluoropolyether (PFPE) polymers. The expansion will take place at Solvay Solexis’s fluorinated polymers plant at Spinetta Marengo, Italy. The project includes a large capacity increase for PFPEs sold under the Solvera and Fluorolink brand names. The expansion will be “progressively implemented” during 2008, Solvay says. Specific capacities were not disclosed. The Solvera and Fluorolink product lines are used primarily as water and grease...

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