Solvay Performance Polyamides has started production of engineering plastics in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

The 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 supplier and long-standing customer.

"This 10KT unit is fully operational and already serving our regional customers in the automotive and consumer goods markets,"said Solvay Performance Polyamides Global Business Unit director of Americas, Marcos Curti.

"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 trust."

Solvay Performance Polyamides supports customers worldwide with services designed to reduce product-to-market lead times of their innovations.

The offering extends from material characterisation to application validation and includes 3D printing of functional prototypes in Sinterline powders, predictive simulation with MMI Technyl Design as well as the testing of applications at APT validation centres.

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