Evonik to start phthalate-free plasticizer production in H2 2013

12 December 2012 10:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Evonik will start producing phthalate-free plasticizer 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester in the second half of 2013, the German company said on Wednesday.

The company said that 40,000 tonnes/year of the product will be produced at Marl Chemical Park in Germany.

“Total investment in the project is in the double-digit million euro range,” it said in a statement.

The project, along with a plan to launch production of bio-based plasticizers, is part of the company’s strategy to broaden its portfolio of sustainable plasticizers, it said.

Evonik’s plasticizers are primarily used in the plastics industry, as well as in the automotive and construction industries, it said.

By: Pearl Bantillo
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