Evonik: Capacity Expansion for PA12 Planned
Evonik Industries AG, Essen, Germany, plans to expand capacities for the specialty polymer polyamide (PA) 12. First, the Group is significantly expanding its existing plant in Marl, Germany; second, the Executive Board has now approved preliminary and basic planning for a large new PA12 production facility in Asia. The 5,000 t-capacity expansion in Marl is expected to start operating in 2012. The Asian facility, which will provide a very significant expansion of 20,000 t, is scheduled for completion within three years; it now awaits the approval of the company’s different bodies.
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