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Arkema expanding bio-based TPE production

Paris –  Arkema SA is to increase its global production capacity for its Pebax polyamide-polyether thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) by 50%, the French group announced 11 July.

The expansion, which is focused particularly on Arkema’s amino 11-based Pebax RNew TPEs, is part of a wider investment programme in bio-based polyamide materials.

Overall, Arkema said it plans to invest €300 million over five years in the bio-sourced nylon 11 chain to increase its global production capacity by 50%.

The expansion plan will see the construction of a “world-scale” plant in…

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