Evonik: Extrusion Plant in Operation in South Africa
In August Evonik Acrylics Africa (EEA) is to begin producing extruded Plexiglas sheets in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg. With an initial number of 20 employees and a new extrusion facility, some several thousand metric tons of semi-finished material will be produced per year for the African market.
The products, which are manufactured in accordance with international quality standards, include standard formats as well as special sizes.
In May 2012 Evonik entered into a joint venture with the South African plastics processor Ampaglas Plastics Group, one of the largest manufacturers of extruded plastics in Southern Africa. Since then, the partners have further expanded the distribution network under the name Evonik Acrylics Africa.
As a key sales market in Southern Africa, the major market segments are construction and architecture, signage, lighting technologies, and furniture, shopfitting, and exhibition stand construction.
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