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.
“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.
Evonik Industries AG
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