PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Evonik, Coatex Plan New Production Facilities

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Comment | More

Global specialty chemicals giant Evonik Industries will build a new production plant for its forthcoming MMA product called AVENEER, while additives maker Coatex will expand its Asian presence with two new facilities in China, the companies have announced.

Evonik Plans MMA Plant

Evonik’s new plant will use a new Methyl Methacrylate manufacturing process that the company has been testing for nearly three years at a pilot plant in Germany.

Evonik recently launched a $334 million MMA integrated production network at its new Shanghai facility, but the location of the new plant will not be announced until 2011, with completion slated for 2014.

Evonik says AVENEER “represents a quantum leap in MMA technology.”

The production process for AVENEER is based on the starting materials ammonia, methane, acetone, and methanol, but it does not use sulfuric acid, the company said. The new catalytic process improves ACH yield by up to 10 percent while nearly halving carbon dioxide emissions, according to Evonik.

Pilot Project

The pilot project is nearing successful completion, clearing the way for the next phase of production, the company says.

“Over the last few years, we’ve worked feverishly on proving that the new process is technically feasible—and that it saves costs and conserves resources as anticipated—but also on optimizing it in a number of ways,” said Gregor Hetzke, president of the Performance Polymers Business Unit.

“AVENEER offers major advantages in terms of resource efficiency, capital investment requirements, and choice of location.”

Evonik has about 39,000 employees in more than 100 countries around the world; 2009 sales were approximately $17.5 billion.

Coatex Reaffirms Asian Ambitions

Coatex will be ratcheting up its Asian presence with both a new plant and a Technical Service Application laboratory set to open in 2011 in Changshu, China.

The new facility will increase the company’s worldwide production capacity for rheology modifiers to 80 ktons, the company said. Coatex is currently developing local Chinese partners in paints and coatings, construction and mineral processing, to support the projects.

“This new development reaffirms Coatex’s ongoing commitment to its key markets and customers in the region,” said CEO Alain Mari.

Coatex, a subsidiary of Arkema Group, designs and produces high-performance rheology additives for aqueous formulations and waterborne processes used in a wide variety of applications.

   

Tagged categories: Additives; Evonik; Methyl methacrylate

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at
www.chlor-rid.com,

800-422-3217


Atlantic Design, Inc.
POWER ON WITH ADI!

The most air flow possible… In the smallest package imaginable… For a price you won’t believe! 866.Call.ADI


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.


DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector 200 for concrete

Rugged, simple and affordable coating thickness gage for concrete measures protective coatings including polyurea.


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator
Coatings Inspection

Any structure, any height, any place - A qualified coatings inspector is always available. Call 800-245-6379.


Abrasives Inc.
One Call Orders it All!

Life is good when it’s simple. We distribute Clemco blast equipment, nozzles & parts alongside our proven blast media. Make your call: Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com