Evonik to Built New Polyamide 12 Line in Singapore by 2014

05.07.2012 -

Following Evonik's initial announcement in 2011, the basic planning for the construction of a 20,000 mt plant for the production of the specialty plastic polyamide 12 (PA12) in Asia is now entering the final phase. Subject to the approval of the relevant bodies, the new plant will be built in Singapore and is scheduled to be completed by 2014.

Ever since the fire at a plant that manufactures CDT, a precursor of PA12, in Marl Chemical Park at the end of March 2012, Evonik has continued to press ahead with its plans to build the PA12 plant in Singapore.

The damaged CDT plant in Marl is currently being repaired and, according to current planning, is expected to recommence operations in the fourth quarter of 2012.