Arkema Forms Industrial Partnership with Chinese Glass Manufacturer Qinhuangdao Yaohua

Arkema, a company specializing in glass coatings for the flat glass industry and represented in the United States by Arkema Inc., in Philadelphia, has announced that it is to partner with Qinhuangdao Yaohua, China's leading hard coated glass producer, on a second glass production line project. This new line will use the next generation Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) low-E process, jointly developed by Arkema and its engineering partner Stewart Engineers.

This second production plant using Arkema's CVD low-E coating system will allow Qinhuangdao Yaohua to add additional capacity for the hard coated low-E grades within its range of thin glass and solar control glazing products in 2007. This expansion comes two years after a successful startup of the first line. The products from this partnership will fulfill the growing demand of the local market, while providing Qinhuangdao Yaohua with strong assets to maintain its leading position in hard coated glass in China, according to information from Arkema.

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