The Belgian company Solvay S.A. says it plans to build a plant in Changshu in the eastern province of Jiangsu to produce specialty plastics for automakers.
The 120 million euro (1.1 billion yuan) facility will launch production of fluoroelastomers, which are used for under-the-hood components. The plant will begin production in early 2014, according to a company statement.
Solvay, which is headquartered in Brussels, generated sales of 67 billion yuan last year. It employs 16,800 people in 40 countries.