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Evonik is building a new organics production facility in Shanghai
Evonik breaks ground on new organics production facility for personal care & home care market
22-03-2012: Evonik Industries broke ground to mark the official start of the construction for the upper two digit million euro investment in Shanghai, China on March 20, 2012.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, Klaus Engel, Chairman of Evonik Executive Board, emphasized that, “with our decision to build this new organics production facility in Shanghai, we want to further develop our market position and fulfil our commitment to China. This investment is in line with our priority to expand our business in the emerging markets.”
The detail engineering of the new organics production facility is already completed and the plant is expected to be operational in 2013. It will supply innovative ingredients and specialty surfactants based on renewable raw materials for the personal care, household care and industrial specialties industry. It will primarily serve markets in China and Asia Pacific, with an annual capacity of 80 kt. The new production plant will be built on 33, 000 sqm plot of land at Evonik’s Multi-User-Site (MUSC) in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). It is conveniently located in the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone.
Parallel to the construction of the new production plant, Evonik is expanding its R&D center at its Xinzhuang site in Shanghai, with an investment of 23million €. The expansion includes state-of-the-art laboratories for research and development, application technology, and technical service, with aims to develop product applications and provide technology service for customers throughout China and Asia Pacific.
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