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Evonik breaks ground on new organics production facility in Shanghai  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.om) broke ground to mark the official start of the construction for the upper two-digit-million-euro investment in Shanghai, China on March 20, 2012. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 guests including government officials, regional and global contacts of Evonik’s key customers, strategic partners, as well as management and employees of the company.   At the groundbreaking ceremony, Klaus Engel, chairman of Evonik Executive Board, emphasized that, “with our decision to build this new organics production facility in Shanghai, we want to further develop our market position and fulfill our commitment to China. This investment is in line with our priority to expand our business in the emerging markets.” The detail engineering of the new organics production facility is already completed and the plant is expected to be operational in 2013. It will supply innovative ingredients and specialty surfactants based on renewable raw materials for the personal care, household care and industrial specialties industry. It will primarily serve markets in China and Asia Pacific, with an annual capacity of 80,000 tons. The new production plant will be built on 33,000-m2…
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