Arkema is planning to double its high performance polyamides capacity at its Changshu site in China. This increase will come on-stream by September 2007. According to Lando Ferretti, business unit director, Technical Polymers, "The expansion of our Changshu site clearly confirms our long-term commitment to our customers and to the market in China and Asia. This capacity increase will play a great part in reinforcing our leadership position in the air brake and fuel line markets for transportation, and in textile applications. It will bring our customers a superior regional service from our competitive base in Changshu."

The company said that it will start producing its Rilsan® polyamides on this site in September 2006 to meet the increase in local demand.

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