Evonik build new functionalized polybutadiene plant in Germany

Evonik to build new functionalized polybutadiene plant in Germany

10:32 AM, 2nd July 2011
Evonik to build new functionalized polybutadiene plant in Germany
Dr Thomas Haeberle, Member of Executive Board, Evonik.

  • Evonik expanding its liquid polybutadiene product range to include a functionalized type (HTPB)
  • Plant scheduled to go on stream in the fall of 2012
  • Lightweight vehicle and insulating glazing applications save energy

ESSEN, GERMANY: Evonik Industries will build a plant in Marl, Germany, for producing functionalized polybutadiene. This liquid polybutadiene  is used primarily in sealing compounds for insulating glass windows and in adhesives for automobile manufacture. With this plant, which should go on stream in the fall of 2012, Evonik will be able to offer hydroxyl-functionalized polybutadiene for the first time to its customers in the adhesives and sealant industries.

Evonik will market HTPB as “POLYVEST HT,” thus rounding off its polybutadiene product range to include one more functionalized type. “We thereby want to strengthen our position as a solution provider for sustainable products for the adhesives and sealant industries,” said Dr Thomas Haeberle, Member of Evonik’s Executive Board, responsible for the segment Resource Efficiency.

By investing in the plant, Evonik is expanding its existing service range of polyesters, polymethacrylates, amorphous poly-alpha-olefins and liquid butadienes for the adhesive and sealant industries. The group can therefore offer, from a single source, solutions for a variety of applications in this market.

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