Evonik starts production at $373m MMA facility in China

18 November 2009 03:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--Evonik Industries has started operation at its huge integrated methyl methacrylate (MMA) facility in Shanghai, China, the German producer said on Wednesday.

The Shanghai facility - with a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year - is the largest integrated MMA production base in Asia where Evonik has invested €250m ($373m), the company said.

Apart from MMA, the facility would also churn out products such as methacrylic acid, butyl methacrylate, hydroxyl esters, special esters and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), Evonik said.

MMA is used for making PMMA and transparent acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), also used for making resins for coating emulsions.

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