Evonik expands glycine capacity in China

Evonik expands glycine capacity in China

10:10 AM, 22nd June 2011
Evonik expands glycine capacity in China

  • Evonik Industries has increased its production capacity for the pharmaceutical amino acid glycine by 50 per cent.
  • It is currently investing in a new plant in Nanning, China, to expand its specialty chemicals portfolio.

ESSEN, GERMANY: Witnessing rising demand, Evonik has increased its production capacity for the pharmaceutical amino acid glycine by 50 per cent. This was achieved by efficiency gains in the production process. Evonik is a major provider of glycine and manufactures the amino acid at its Chinese Nanning site in accordance with the strict regulatory requirements. Additionally, Evonik is also investing in a new plant in Nanning to expand its portfolio of specialty chemical products by milling and sieving processes. The new qualities are expected to come on the market at the end of the year.

“We’re currently experiencing strong demand for our glycine. By increasing our production capacities, we can keep up with the demand,” reported Dr Thomas Hermann, Head, Rexim Product Line, Evonik.

By upgrading its technologies particularly in the purification process, Evonik has further improved product quality. “We’re now able to provide glycine in all crystalline forms and particle size distributions requested by customers,” noted Dr Jean-Louis Philippe, Marketing Manager, Pharmaceutical Amino Acids, Evonik.

The wholly owned Evonik subsidiary Rexim is a significant producer of amino acids, peptides and amino acid derivatives in pharmaceutical quality. The company acquired the glycine business of the Belgian-Tessenderlo Group last year to further expand this business.

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