Evonik Expands Specialty Alcohol Capacity
Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) announced that it has expanded its production capacity for the high-purity C13 alcohol isotridecanol (ITDA) at its Marl Chemical Park in Germany.
The production at Marl Chemical Park focuses on the conversion of petrochemical raw materials such as benzene, ethylene, propylene, methanol and phenol into basic, fine and specialty chemicals.
In adding the production of ITDA—an important intermediate product in the production of surface-active substances or surfactants—high-quality industrial applications such as cleaning, lubricants and special esters (commonly found in high-quality paints and lacquer resins) can be created.
"ITDA is a real petrochemical specialty. With this quality, which contains almost 100% C13 alcohols, we offer our customers a particularly high-quality product," said Hinnerk G. Becker, Market Segment Manager for Specialties at Evonik Performance Intermediates.
"In line with our motto 'Chemistry4People', we offer ITDA, as with all petrochemical specialties, a reliable partnership of equals for both existing and new customers, enhanced by modern digital business and cooperation opportunities."
According to the company, the expansion will “enable the specialty chemicals group to continue to build on its position as one of the world's most important manufacturers of this product, and to grow with its customers.”
The basis of the expansion is reported to help with the optimization of the production-Verbund from the raw material side to the customer's value chain. As a result, Evonik expects to meet the increased demand for the specific product and support its customers' growth strategies.
This is also confirmed by the sustainable and complete integration of the corresponding raw material flows into the C4 Verbund at the Marl and Antwerp sites.