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Evonik completes capacity expansion at polyamide plant in Marl

By Mary Page Bailey |

As previously announced, Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has doubled its capacity for transparent, high-performance polyamide Trogamid CX at a facility in Marl, Germany. The planned expansion went on stream as scheduled in February 2020. “The reason we created the additional production capacity was because demand for TROGAMID CX keeps growing. Now we can continue serving and supporting our customers’ growth just as before,” says Viviane Papa, who heads up the Granules & Compounds product line at Evonik, explaining the rationale behind the investment. 

Trogamid CX polyamide is semi-crystalline, which makes it more resistant to chemicals and stress cracks than transparent, amorphous plastics. The compound is also highly resistant to UV radiation, absorbs little water, exhibits high dimensional stability, and blends quality and design freedom with superior processing characteristics. This unique combination of properties makes these molding compounds suitable for use in a wide range of applications, such as water management, filter technology, laboratory and medical engineering, and the production of containers for the cosmetics industry.

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