MOSCOW (MRC) -- Evonik Industries is expanding its capacities for organic dispersions for heat sealing applications in Darmstadt (Germany), said the company.
The significant plant expansion is scheduled for completion by second half of 2021. Organic dispersions for heat sealing applications, which Evonik markets under the brand name DEGALAN, are ideally suited for formulating high-quality heat seal lacquers and ensure secure sealing in combination with smooth peeling properties for food and beverage packaging. DEGALAN organic dispersions provide direct adhesion to aluminum and PET lidding materials for environmentally friendly packaging solutions, like mono material packaging with recyclability property.
"This capacity expansion is a clear commitment to proving the flexible packaging industry with best in class liquid coating technology – especially by offering new solutions with direct adhesion to multiple substrates. Furthermore, we strengthen our position in the market by developing new products meeting customers or regional specific requirements," says Roberto Vila-Keller, head of Business Line Coating & Adhesive Resins.
"After thorough investigation, we concluded that Darmstadt is the right location for this plant expansion project. The investment will contribute to make even better use of existing facilities. In addition, well-trained employees with their local process know-how and many years of specific experience in the construction, operation and maintenance of the existing technology are another decisive advantage for us," says Dr. Peter Neugebauer, Business Director Specialty Acrylics, Coating & Adhesive Resins.
Last year Linde and Evonik entered into strategic partnership for membrane-based natural gas processing.
As MRC informed earlier, PSC TAIF-NK, a wholly owned subsidiary of TAIF Group of Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, has let a construction-related contract to Linde Group, Munich, for two hydrogen plants at its 7 million tonnes/year Nizhnekamsk refinery. The contract is valued at about ?120 million, according to Linde.
Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polyprolypele (PP).
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,589,580 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, up by 7% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. The estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 976,790 tonnes in January-September 2019, up by 4% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 36,000 employees.