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Arkema to Increase PVDF Capacity in France

9:15 AM MDT | July 6, 2012

Arkema says it will invest more than €70 million ($109 million) in its Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) fluoropolymer business at the company’s Pierre-Bénite, 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-Bénite also entails “major 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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