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02-15-2018

Evonik Increases Polyamide 12 Capacity

New Plant for Vestosint Production in Marl, Germany

Evonik Industries AG, Essen, Germany, has opened another production line for specialty polyamide 12 powders (PA 12) of its Vestosint brand at its largest global production site in the Marl Chemical Park, Germany. The new facility primarily produces high-performance powders for the 3D printing market, which is expanding heavily with double-digit growth rates.

From left: Dr. Claus Rettig, Chairman of the Board of Management of Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Dr. Ralf Düssel, Head of the High Performance Polymers Business Line of Evonik, Werner Arndt, Mayor of the City of Marl, Dr. Jörg Harren, Site Manager Chemiepark Marl of Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH, Dr. Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of the Evonik Industries AG, Dr. Matthias Kottenhahn, Head of Strategy & Projects of Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH (© Evonik)

“Polyamide 12 is part of our strategic Smart Materials growth engine that involves optimizing the performance and efficiency of products with improved materials. We significantly expanded our polyamide 12 powder plant in Marl in order to support the development of future-oriented technologies such as 3D printing with innovative solutions,” says Harald Schwager, deputy chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries.

The investment volume for the new Vestosint plant is in the mid double-digit million Euro range. With the new plant, Evonik is increasing its existing annual capacities for PA 12 powders by 50 %. The specialty chemicals company manufactures its high-performance powders from PA 12 granulate in a proprietary process in its integrated production network for polyamide 12 products.

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Evonik Industries AG

Rellinghauser Str. 1-11
DE 45128 Essen
Tel.: 0201 177-01
Fax: 0201 177-3475

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