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Arkema brings new China coating resins plant online


Arkema has officially started its new 60,000 MTY emulsion polymers facility on its Changshu platform. The plant, part of Arkema’s Coating Resins business unit, will serve customers in the Asia Pacific region with a full line of waterborne emulsion polymers for coatings and adhesives ...


A polymer that could reduce supercapacitor fire risk


Scientists in China have developed a temperature-responsive polymer for use in supercapacitors to prevent them from overheating. Supercapacitors have high power densities that mean they are prone to self-propagating, uncontrolled temperature increases – an effect known as thermal runaway. The ...


Colorant Chromatics to Enhance Production Capability in China


Colorant Chromatics, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation, announced plans to expand production and service capabilities at its Shanghai facility. These improvements are in response to growing demand for Colorant Chromatics technologies that help customers improve operational and supply chain ...


Arkema speeds up its development in Asia and in green chemistry with the closing of the acquisition of Hipro Polymers and Casda Biomaterials


Arkema has finalized the acquisition of Chinese companies Hipro Polymers, a producer of specialty biosourced polyamides 10.10, and Casda Biomaterials, a producer of sebacic acid processed from castor oil.«This acquisition represents a large development potential for Arkema. It offers significant ...


Solvay to build large specialty polymers production plant in China


Solvay announced it has launched a project to build a specialty polymers production plant for SOLEF® Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), Tecnoflon® Fluoroelastomers (FKM) and their essential monomer VF2 in China to satisfy the growing demand for these high value-added specialty polymers in Asia. The ...


Arkema trebles its polyamide production capacities in China


With a view to strengthening its high performance polyamide offering in Asia, Arkema announces a threefold production increase at its Changshu plant near Shanghai by 2013. These new polyamide capacities will help Arkema meet the sharply growing demand from its Asian customers, in particular in ...


Eastman to Enter into Cellulose Diacetate Compounding JV in China


Eastman Chemical Company announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Mazzucchelli 1849 SPA for the manufacture of compounded cellulose diacetate in Shenzhen, China. Compounded cellulose diacetate (CDA) is a bio-derived material, which is used in various injection molded applications, ...


Wacker Starts up New Chinese Production Plant for Silicone Polymers and Fluids


Wacker, the Munich-based chemical group, officially inaugurated its new silicone-polymer plant at Zhangjiagang (China). The plant manufactures not only intermediates, but also downstream silicone products, including fluids. Completing WACKER’s supply chain in China, the plant is an integral part ...


Solvay will expand compounding capacity for specialty polymers in China

EUR 21 million investment in new capacity to satisfy surging demand


Solvay announced that it has decided to build a specialty polymers compounding plant at its site in Changshu in the province of Jiangsu, China. Start-up of the plant is expected in the last quarter of 2012. The plant will satisfy the growing demand for specialty polymers in China and requires the ...


Arkema expands its presence in emulsions in China


Arkema has announced the construction of a latex plant in China to produce a range of emulsion polymers for use primarily in the coatings and adhesives markets. Arkema will invest $30 million in the new plant located on its Changshu platform. Start-up is expected in late 2012. “Building an ...


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