By ICN GroupChemical, April 08, 2019

Evonik ramps up production capacities for transparent polyamides

Expansion scheduled for completion in Q1 2020

Due to increasing global demand for high-performance polymers, Evonik is expanding its production of transparent polyamides of the TROGAMID CX brand at the Marl Chemical Park (Germany). Production expansion is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020. The project will double the specialty chemicals company’s capacity for its transparent, high-performance materials.

“Expanding our capacities for transparent polyamides in Marl is a further step along our long-term growth track for high-performance polymers. This will not only strengthen our market position as a reliable partner and solutions provider for specialty applications, but at the same time we will also be creating an important latitude for developing new products,” says Dr. Ralf Düssel, Head of the High Performance Polymers Business Line at Evonik.

The company will be expanding its TROGAMID CX production in part through targeted debottlenecking efforts, in part through comprehensive optimization initiatives undertaken by production management. The plans for the project are complete and implementation has already begun.

“We’ve been observing consistently high demand, especially in the consumer goods segment, for specialized material solutions that combine highest transparency, quality, and design freedom with the best processing characteristics,” says Dr. Iordanis Savvopoulos, Head of Evonik’s Granules & Compounds Product Line. “The additional production capacity will allow us to provide our customers with long-term support for their growth.”

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