10 July 2012 11:52 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Germany’s Evonik is planning to start up a 20,000 tonne/year polyamide 12 plant in Singapore by 2014, a source at the specialty chemicals major said on Tuesday.
Subject to the approval of the relevant bodies, the new plant will cater to growing demand in the Asian market, the source said.
Evonik decided to proceed with its plans of building the polyamide 12 plant despite a fire that occurred in March at a plant that manufactures cyclododecatriene, a feedstock of polyamide 12, in Marl Chemical Park, which is near Duisburg in Germany.
The damaged cyclododecatriene plant in Marl is currently being repaired and operations are expected to recommence in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a statement on the Evonik website.
After the plant repairs are completed, Evonik’s entire polyamide 12 capacity will be made available, according to the statement. It did not provide further details about the company’s total polyamide 12 capacity.
Polyamide 12 is used to manufacture products in the automotive sector, electrics and electronics, household equipment and sports equipment sector.
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