Evonik expanding fumed silica capacity in Antwerp

Essen, Germany – Evonik Industries AG is expanding its production capacity for fumed silica at its Antwerp, Belgium plant “significantly”, the company announced 27 July.

The Essen, Germany-based speciality chemicals company said it was investing “an amount in the upper double-digit million-euro range” in the expansion, which is scheduled to become operational in the summer of 2019.

Evonik declined to comment on the size of capacity increase.

The company markets the product under the brand name Aerosil, which is typically used in in coatings…

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