Evonik: Doubles Production Capacity for Plexiglas in Shanghai
Evonik Industries AG, Essen, Germany, doubles its production capacity for Plexiglas molding compounds in China. The last quarter of 2011 has seen phase-two expansion of Evonik’s PMMA plant in Shanghai completed and put online, thereby doubling its regional manufacturing capacity for molding compounds made of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) to around 40,000 metric tons. The PMMA facility, part of a world-scale methacrylate complex, originally commenced with production of Plexiglas molding compounds for the Chinese and all other Asian markets back in 2008.
This latest expansion of the PMMA plant also makes accommodations for growing demand in Europe as it helps to better secure supply availability of Plexiglas molding compounds for customers outside of Asia.
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