Evonik opens new silicones plant in Shanghai

Shanghai, China – Evonik Industries AG opened a new plant 5 Sept in Shanghai for production of a range of organically modified speciality silicones, according to a company release.

The products, manufactured in batch processes, can be used for polyurethane, paints and coatings applications, as well as industrial applications. Evonik invested a two-digit million-euro amount in constructing the new 32,000-sq.-ft. plant, which was completed in about one year.

Demand for speciality silicones has grown strongly during the last few years, and China and its neighbouring countries are…

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