Arkema Invests over €70 Million in Fluoropolymers in France

28.06.2012 -

Arkema announces a major project for the development of its Kynar PVDF business in Europe. Over €70 million are to be invested into the Pierre-Bénite site in France, in particular to increase Kynar PVDF production capacity by 50%, and so support customers in high-growth applications.

This capital expenditure plan will help increase by 50% fluoropolymer production capacity in Pierre-Bénite by 2014. It also entails major technological advances such as the implementation of an innovative high purity process, a new effluent treatment plant, and a contribution to investments for the implementation of the site's Technological Risk Prevention Plan.