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Evonik Opens New Multi-Purpose Plant

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Specialty chemicals company Evonik announced just last week that it has opened a new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.

Located roughly 18 miles from Hamburg, the plan was reportedly completed on time—in an 18-month timeframe—and on budget with what the company called a double-digit million euro investment.

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Specialty chemicals company Evonik announced just last week that it has opened a new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany. Pictured, from left: Olaf Schulze, Mayor of Geesthacht; Lauren Kjeldsen, Managing Director Evonik Nutrition & Care; and Mathias Jammer, Site Manager Geesthacht.

“I’m delighted to open our new facility and continue the long history of production at the site, said Xiaolan Wang, head of the Interface and Performance Business Line of Evonik.

“The increased production footprint helps to strengthen our focus on silicone and nanotechnology specialty chemical products, while also providing our customers with a faster, more reliable supply of the products they need.”

The facility was built on an already-existing company site and will increase production capacity for a range of products including addition-curing silicones and silyl-terminated polymers which are used as binders for adhesives and sealants in parquet adhesives.

“The other advantage of creating more room and flexibility in our production schedule is that we can react quickly to changing market demands, as well as develop new products”, said Sabine Giessler-Blank, head of the Polymer and Construction Specialties Product Line.

“Our customers rely on us to innovate and deliver property-enhancing products, for example developing SMP‘s to address the trend for roofing and liquid membranes, or help them to meet the growing demand for strong, but lightweight fiber composite applications in the automotive and aerospace industries.”

In addition, a new tank truck-filling facility was also completed onsite, which aims to simplify the delivery and storage process.

   

Tagged categories: Business matters; Business operations; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Evonik; Good Technical Practice; Silicone

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