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27th October 2017, Lyon

Solvay starts Technyl production unit in Mexico

Solvay Performance Polyamides, a leader in polyamide-based performance materials, has begun the production of engineering plastics in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

This new facility is dedicated to the production of the Technyl range and was built within a few months in partnership with Chunil Engineering, a global automotive Tier 1 and long-standing customer.

Solvay Performance Polyamides’ new Technyl compounding unit is now serving local and North American customers. © Solvay Performance Polyamides

“This 10KT unit is fully operational and already serving our regional customers in the automotive and consumer goods markets,” said Marcos Curti, Director of Americas for Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Global Business Unit.

“Mexico attracts a growing number of global players, particularly from Europe and Asia. Many of them are Solvay’s longstanding customers who need a trustworthy local manufacture of products they can fully trust.”

The brand-new Solvay Performance Polyamides’ unit in Mexico provides customers with a wide range of high performance Technyl compounds. © Solvay Performance Polyamides

Solvay Performance Polyamides supports customers with a complete array of advanced services designed to reduce product-to-market lead times of their innovations. This offering extends from material characterisation to application validation and includes 3D printing of functional prototypes in Sinterline powders, predictive simulation with MMI Technyl Design, as well as the testing of applications at fully equipped APT validation centres.

Solvay Performance Polyamides’ new Technyl compounding facility located in San Luis Potosí, a leading area for automobile production. © Solvay Performance Polyamides

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability.

Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries.

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