Solvay to Expand in India and USA
Solvay SA, Brussels, Belgium, is expanding its global production capacity in sulfone polymers in India and the United States to address significant demand growth from mainly the medical and water treatment industries for this high-performance thermoplastic material.
As part of Solvay's earlier announced plan to lift sulfone polymers capacity by more than 35% in the next five years, the company is constructing a new production unit, dedicated to polyethersulfone (PESU) in Panoli, India. Capacity increases are also occurring in the U.S. at Solvay's polymer and monomer units in Marietta (Ohio) and Augusta (Georgia), via investment and process optimizations.
Construction of the new unit in Panoli is underway and production should reach full capacity mid 2019.
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