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Tuesday, 12 November 2019
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Groundbreaking ceremony of Evonik's new complex in Marl

Friday, 27 September 2019

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has officially begun construction on its largest investment to date in Germany.

Marcus von Twistern, Head of the investment project for Evonik’s new polyamide 12 complex, Dr. Ralf Düssel, Head of the High Performance Polymers Business Line of Evonik, Thomas Wessel, Chief Human Resources Officer and Industrial Relations Director of Evonik Industries AG, Werner Arndt, Mayor of the City of Marl, Christian Kullmann, Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dr. Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of the Evonik Industries AG, Dr. Claus Rettig, Chairman of the Board of Management of Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Dorothee Feller, President of the Münster government, Dr. Jörg Harren, Site Manager Chemiepark Marl of Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH (f.l.t.r.). Source: Evonik.
Marcus von Twistern, Head of the investment project for Evonik’s new polyamide 12 complex, Dr. Ralf Düssel, Head of the High Performance Polymers B...

Armin Laschet, the minister president of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Christian Kullmann, the chairman of the executive board of Evonik Industries AG, stood in the front row as over 200 shovels were planted in the ground at the construction site in the middle of Marl Chemical Park. The ceremony, which was also attended by customers, employees, and other representatives from the world of politics, signaled the launch of the project.

The company is expanding capacity for polyamide 12 (PA 12) by more than 50 percent at its largest site in the world. The project will complement existing PA 12 production there with additional plants for the polymer and its precursors. Startup is scheduled for 2021.

Application in 3D printing and automotive industry

Christian Kullmann highlights the significance of the new plant: "This is the biggest single investment our company has made in Germany. We’re building this plant because we want to continue to grow with innovative specialty chemical products. With our high-performance polymer PA 12 we can supply global strategic growth markets such as 3D printing. But also in the automotive industry, our light-weight and long-lasting plastic makes an important contribution to resource efficiency.”

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