Expansion pipeline for silicones

London – This silicones industry has been in expansion mode over recent months, with several major suppliers announcing new investment projects.

On 5 Sept, speciality chemicals company Evonik Industries AG opened a new plant in Shanghai for production of a range of organically modified speciality silicones.

Germany-based Evonik said it had invested a “two-digit million-euro amount” in constructing the new 32,000-sq.-ft. plant, which was completed in about one year.

Another German producer, Munich-based Wacker Chemie AG announced 16 Aug that it had expanded its technical centre in Dubai,…

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