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Evonik Commissions 2-PH Plasticizer Alcohol Plant in Germany

3:01 AM MDT | October 7, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries says it has completed construction of a 2-propyl heptanol (2-PH) plant at the Marl, Germany chemical park. The company invested a "high double-digit million euros" in the plant, which is designed to produce 60,000 m.t./year of 2-PH, a high molecular-weight plasticizer alcohol. The product is used as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plasticizer. Plasticized PVC based on 2-PH is used in cable insulation, tarpaulin fabrics, elastic floor coverings and in automotive parts. Evonik has become the largest producer of C9/C10 alcohols in Europe...

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