Evonik Begins Work at New Silicones Plant
Specialty chemicals company Evonik has reportedly begun production at its new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.
The facility is now fully operational after final commissioning tests and necessary approvals and small batch runs began despite added protocols in light of COVID-19.
The space now produces silicones and silyl-terminated polymers used in parquet adhesive flooring and liquid membranes for roofing or electronical potting applications. The extra production capacities will provide Evonik customers with a faster and more reliable supply of products, the company noted, and a wider choice of products such as innovative nanotechnologies.
“Fortunately, we commissioned the facility’s new tank farm before the full impact of the COVID-19 virus was realized, but still had testing to do before we could be fully operational,” said Sabine Giessler-Blank, head of the Polymer & Construction Specialties Product Line.
“I’m very proud of our team and our partners’ achievements—as we still managed to complete the project on schedule despite several additional safety measures.”
The new facility aims to strengthen Evonik’s innovation capabilities and its focus on silicone and nanotechnology specialty chemical products.