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Technyl polyamide expansion

Investments include €14 million new plant in Haiyan, China.

4th May 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ghent, Belgium

Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial

Domo Chemicals, headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, is expanding production capacity of its Technyl high-performance polyamides in China to meet growing demand from the automotive, electrical and electronics and industrial consumer goods industries.

Domo acquired Solvay’s Performance Polyamides business in 2020 and has sold the Technyl products globally since this February, with China one of the company’s key strategic markets.

The adoption of new energy vehicles is growing globally and automakers are increasingly using sustainable materials to make components, which is a key growth driver for the polyamide market. In addition, the demand for miniaturised circuit breakers, contactors, plug switches and other components in the electrical and electronics and industrial consumer goods industries is further opening up new application potential.

Asia is the fastest growing market for polyamides, with the majority of that growth concentrated in China. As an integrated producer of PA 6/66, it will continue to expand the capacity of its production site in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province. Since March 2022, an additional 6,000 tons of capacity has been made available, with the plant achieving a total capacity of 14,000 tons of PA6 from April onwards.

A 35,000-ton new plant in Haiyan is planned to be completed in the third quarter of 2023, in which Domo has invested more than €14 million. Going forward, the company will further expand this plant, gradually increasing its capacity to 50,000 tons.

Since its introduction in 1953, Technyl has offered a full range of solutions based on PA 6/66. With its excellent flame retardancy, high temperature resistance, chemical resistance, impact resistance and environmental friendliness, Technyl allows OEMs and component makers to create lightweight, durable and aesthetically pleasing products.

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