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Arkema PVDF Expansion

3:54 PM MDT | August 6, 2012

Arkema says it has brought onstream a 50% increase in fluorinated polymer production capacity at its Changshu, China site. The new line is dedicated to the production of the company’s Kynar-brand polyvinyledene fluoride (PVDF) and VF2 (vinylidene fluoride) monomer. Arkema says the additional capacity will enable it to better meet global demand for PVDF, both in traditional markets such as coatings, chemical engineering, and offshore oil extraction and in emerging applications like water treatment, lithium-ion batteries, and photovoltaic...

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