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Solvay Hikes Capacity for Perfluoropolyethers in Italy

8:13 AM MDT | June 9, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Solvay says it will spend €15 million ($21.9 million) to increase capacity for its perfluoropolyether specialty polymers, marketed under the Fomblin-Y and Galden brand names. The expansion at Spinetta Marengo, Italy, will be completed at the end of 2012.   Demand for the two product families, used in “very demanding applications”, is expected to continue to grow, the company says. The Fomblin-Y product family is used mainly for industrial lubrication in high temperature bearings and chains, lubrication of vacuum pumps in the semiconductor...

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