Evonik builds new plant in Shanghai

Plant will produce ingredients for cosmetics and household products

Speciality chemicals company Evonik has revealed it is building an integrated production plant for organic speciality surfactants at its site in Shanghai, China.

The company says the investment volume is in the upper double-digit million range, with the production network scheduled to begin operation in mid 2013. The various speciality surfactants based on renewable raw materials will be used primarily for cosmetics and laundry care products, as well as for industrial applications. The Chinese cosmetics industry accounts for the lion’s share of production at this site.

Evonik’s chairman of the board of management, Patrik Wohlhauser, comments on the new plant: “Construction of the integrated production plant based on renewable raw materials in Shanghai represents a key step in the further consolidation of Evonik’s global presence. With the new plant, Evonik is supporting the growth of its key customers in Asia with local production.”

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