Evonik Opens New Silicone Production Plant On Existing German Site

Jan. 15, 2020
Evonik says it has strengthened its focus on adhesive and sealant solutions with a new multi-purpose silicone production facility in Geesthacht, Germany.

Olaf Schulze, Mayor of Geesthacht, Lauren Kjeldsen, Evonik, and Mathias Jammer, Evonik

Following a reported double-digit million euro investment and after less than 18 months of construction, Evonik officially opens its new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany. A celebratory inauguration ceremony was held at the site on January 10 and attended by local dignitaries, including the Mayor of Geesthacht, Evonik’s construction partners and its staff.

Located in Northern Germany, 30 kilometers outside the port city of Hamburg, the new plant was completed on time and within the planned budget, according to the company. Commissioning of the facility’s new tank farm started in December and incremental production increases are planned over the coming months.

“I’m delighted to open our new facility and continue the long history of production at the site, says Dr. Xiaolan Wang, head of the interface and performance business line of Evonik.  “The increased production footprint helps to strengthen our focus on silicone and nanotechnology specialty chemical products, while also providing our customers with a faster, more reliable supply of the products they need.”

Standing on the same site as the existing plant, the new tank farm features additional capacities for a range of silicone and nanotechnology products. These include addition-curing silicones and silyl-terminated polymers, which are used as binders for adhesives and sealants in parquet adhesives, adhesives for wound care and other medical applications or in electronics such as e-mobility housings or potting materials. To address increasing market requirements, a broad range of silyl-terminated polymers (SMPs) will also be produced, according to Evonik. 

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