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Arkema: Arkema to Boost Capacity of High-Performance PVDF

Moving to respond to growth in lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles, French chemicals and advanced materials producer Arkema announced plans this week to increase capacity of high-performance polymer PVDF at its plant in Changshu, China by 50%. "The battery business continues to demonstrate strong sustainable growth, driven primarily by electric passenger vehicles, driven primarily by electric passenger vehicles," Erwoan Pezron, global group president for the Technical Polymers business line, said in a company press release. "As a pioneer in high-performance PVDF binders and separator coatings, Arkema continues to invest in research and development and to actively support the growth of its global batter customers here in Asia and across the globe."The project will advance the growth of tis Advanced Materials segment and further its position in PVDF, Arkema said. Work on the expansion is slated to reach a conclusion in the final quarter of 2020. Earlier this week, Arkema said it is partnering with engineering plastics compounder Agiplast to produce and regenerate engineering plastic compounds from high performance polyamides and PVDF fluropolymers. visit our Equipment ZonesMore Arkema articles:Arkema Mulls Sale of Functional Polyolefins BusinessArkema Starts Up New Polyamide Powders Production LineArkema Boosts Photocure Resin Capacity in Asia

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