SOLVAY
PPA expansion at US site in Georgia / E-mobility applications drive capacity increase
Plant in Augusta, Georgia, USA (Photo: Solvay)
Belgian chemicals giant Solvay (Brussels; www.solvay.com) is expanding capacity of its Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) grades by 15% at its US production facility in Augusta, Georgia. The increase facilitates the production of more sustainable PPA that offer a reduced CO2 footprint due to manufacturing improvements.

The company’s Amodel PPA grades have replaced metal in automotive applications for more than 30 years. They are currently increasingly being used in battery electric vehicle applications such as electric motors, power electronics, and battery technologies, the company said. Solvay introduced Amodel PPA Supreme and Amodel PPA Bios for automotive e-mobility applications in 2021 (see Plasteurope.com of 06.12.2021 and 13.05.2021).

At the Augusta manufacturing site 100% of the electricity is derived from renewable sources. It has also achieved a 15% reduction in water consumption and a 30% reduction in non-sustainable waste, which reduce the carbon footprint of the plant.
05.10.2022 Plasteurope.com [251288-0]
Published on 05.10.2022
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