Evonik Industries will build a new plant in Marl, Germany, for the production of functionalized polybutadiene. The plant is scheduled to go on stream in the fall of 2012. It will produce hydroxyl-functionalized polybutadiene (HTPB) which is used primarily in sealing compounds for insulating glass windows and in adhesives for automobile manufacture. With this plant Evonik will be able to offer HTPB for the first time, rounding off its polybutadiene product range with an additional functionalized type.
- Evonik Industries, Essen, Germany