Evonik to expand capacity for Vestosint polyamide 12 powder in Marl


Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) has announced plans to build a new production line for special polyamide 12 powder (PA12) at its site in Marl Chemical Park (Germany). The new line, which is estimated to require an investment in the mid double-digit million-euro range, will increase the Group’s existing annual capacity for polyamide 12 powders by 50%. According to Evonik, the new plant is scheduled to come on stream in late 2017.

The projected expansion is part of Evonik’s strategy to “solidify Evonik’s leading position as a provider of polyamide 12-based high performance polymers,” as Dr. Ralph Sven Kaufmann, Chief Operating Officer of Evonik phrased it.
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