Evonik begins phthalate-free plasticizer production in Marl, Germany

20 June 2013 12:59  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Evonik has started production of phthalate-free plasticizer 1,2 cyclohexa dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester at its complex in Marl, Germany, the specialty chemicals producer said on Thursday.

Production at the new plant, which came onstream in June this year, is 40,000 tonnes/year. The investment was in the double-digit million euros range, the Germany-based company added. The project was announced in December 2012.

The company, which has a research and development laboratory at its Marl facility, is planning to expand its range of new-generation plasticizers in future, Evonik said.

Evonik’s plasticizers are primarily used in the plastics, automotive and construction industries.

By: Tom Brown
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