New thermoplastic line

Solvay has completed installation of a new thermoplastic composites (TPC) manufacturing facility at its facility in Greenville, South Carolina.

According to the company, the new line will add more than 30 positions at the 27,000 ft2 facility at full production capacity.

It will make unidirectional composite tape from a range of polymers including polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), and Polyether ether ketone (PEEK).

‘The TPC solutions that will be manufactured in our Greenville facility will help our energy, aerospace and automotive customers achieve better environmental responsibility by making cars and planes lighter, thereby reducing emissions,’ said Mike Finelli, president of Solvay growth platforms.

This story uses material from Solvay, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.