Chemicals company Evonik reports that it is expanding capacity for polyamide 12 (PA 12) by more than 50% at its largest site in Marl, Germany.

According to the company, the €400 million project will complement existing PA 12 production there with additional plants for the polymer and its precursors. Startup is scheduled for 2021.

‘This is the biggest single investment our company has made in Germany,’ said Christian Kullmann, chairman of the executive board. ‘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.’

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