Breaks Ground at Plant in Springfield, Mass.
Saflex®, a unit of Solutia Inc., broke ground yesterday for
an expansion of its PVB resin manufacturing operations at its plant
in Springfield, Mass. The expansion will add 12,000 metric tons
of annual capacity, which is planned to come on-stream in early
"This project marks another major step in Solutia's global
investment program for Saflex," says Luc De Temmerman, senior
vice president of Solutia Inc. and president of the Saflex business.
"Despite significant increases in raw material costs, we are
continuing to make the investments necessary to help our customers
grow their businesses. This expansion, as well as the other previously
announced expansions we are making throughout our global asset base,
will help meet increasing demand for PVB, and is necessitated by
the tight supply conditions in the PVB market."
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