Evonik starts comissioning in Shanghais new world scale plants for isophorone (VESTASOL® IP) and isophorone diamine (VESTAMIN® IPD). The company has invested over €100 million in the facilities, which will have an annual production capacity of 50,000 metric tons. Shanghai is the technologically most advanced production site worldwide. Evonik primarily plans to use the output of the new plants to serve customers in the coatings and paint, construction, adhesives, and composite industry in Asia.
In addition to the new production complex, Evonik built an application technology service center with state-of-the-art laboratories at the Xinzhuang site in Shanghai.