Solvay to increase fluoroelastomer production

Milan, Italy – Solvay SA is set to increase its fluoroelastomer (FKM) production globally to support growing demand for the material in sealing applications, the company has announced.

Production of specific FKM peroxide curable and bisphenolic terpolymer grades in being increased at its sites in Changshu, China and Spinetta Marengo, Italy, said a 24 Oct statement.

The combined production capacity – at current product mix – will be expanded by 30% by fourth quarter of 2019, according to Solvay.

The move, it said, was in response to increasing…

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