01 March 2012 08:20 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Germany’s Evonik has awarded a contract for the construction of its isophorone and isophorone diamine (IPDA) plants in Shanghai, China, to WorleyParsons, the specialty chemicals producer said in a statement on Thursday.
Evonik awarded WorleyParsons the contract for the detail engineering, procurement support and construction management of its world-scale isophorone and IPDA plants, the statement added.
The plants will have a combined capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year and are expected to begin production in the first quarter of 2014, it said.
Evonik currently produces isophorone chemicals at Herne and Marl in Germany, Alabama in the US as well as Antwerp in Belgium.
Isophorone and IPDA are key components in the production of industrial flooring as well as paints and coatings, and are also used in the high-growth area of high-performance composite materials and in chemical synthesis.
WorleyParsons is a service provider for the energy, resource, and complex-process industries.
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