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Chemical Week Magazine :: New Construction Projects
Arkema to Increase PVDF Capacity in France
9:15 AM MDT | July 6, 2012
Arkema says it will invest more than â‚¬70 million ($109 million) in its Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) fluoropolymer business at the companyâ€™s Pierre-BĂ©nite, France, site. The project will increase production capacity 50% by 2014. PVDF fluoropolymer is an innovative and fast-growing performance material with growth rates of 7%/year, the company says. The investment at Pierre-BĂ©nite also entails â€śmajor technological advances such as the implementation of an innovative high-purity process, a new effluent treatment plant, and a contribution to...
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