Solvay starts production of engineering plastics in San Luis Potosi
Solvay Performance Polyamides, a world leader in polyamide-based performance materials, announced the start of production of engineering plastics at a new plant in San Luis Potosi.
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.
“This 10KT unit is fully operational and already serving our regional customers in the automotive and consumer goods markets,” said in a statement 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,” Curti added.
Back in October 2016, Solvay announced the facility will have an initial annual capacity of 10,000 tons. The company created 30 jobs with this endeavor.
Solvay Performance Polyamides supports customers worldwide with a complete array of advanced services designed to reduce product-to-market lead times of their innovations.
This offering extends from material characterization to application validation and includes 3D printing of functional prototypes in Sinterline powders, predictive simulation with MMI Technyl Design2 as well as the testing of applications at fully equipped APT validation centers.