Arkema adds TPE production in US

Birdsboro, Pennsylvania – Arkema SA is expanding polyimide production in North America and Asia-Pacific.

Citing projected growth around the world in the sports, consumer electronics and automotive markets, the firm will expand its thermoplastic elastomer capacity at its site in Birdsboro, produced under the Pebax brand.

The company also will expand its site in Zhangjiagang, China, to increase production of its Rilsan brand polyamide, also targeting the sports, consumer electronics and automotive markets.

Financial details were not disclosed, but Erwoan Pezron, Arkema’s…

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