Evonik expands capacity for Vestosint PA12 powder in Marl

30 March 2016

Evonik Industries plans to build a new production line for special polyamide 12 powder (PA12) in Marl, Germany, with an investment volume in the mid double-digit million euro range. The new plant, which is scheduled to become operational in late 2017, will increase the Group’s existing annual capacity for polyamide 12 powders by 50%.

"The planned investment in the new polyamide 12 powder facility represents the next step in our growth strategy. Our intention is to solidify Evonik’s leading position as a provider of polyamide 12-based high performance polymers and utilise the growth potential of new application areas,” said Dr Ralph Sven Kaufmann, COO of Evonik.

The Resource Efficiency Segment of Evonik is the market leader for polyamide 12 powders, which are sold under the brand name Vestosint.

The powders are used, for example, to coat metals for household appliances, such as dishwasher baskets and also as matting and structural agents in coatings.

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