06 May 2010 13:24 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Evonik Industries said Thursday it is to expand production capacities for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) at its facilities south of Shanghai, China, and in Taichung, Taiwan.
The German speciality chemicals business is also expanding methacrylic acid capacity at its Shanghai supercomplex, known as MATCH, that became operational five months ago, it said.
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In the meantime, Evonik has already expanded methacrylic acid production capacity at its Shanghai MATCH industrial plant to 25,000 tonnes/year and the extra capacity is scheduled to come on line this May.
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