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Evonik Industries Hikes Precipitated Silica Capacity

2:21 AM MDT | October 22, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries has announced plans to raise its global precipitated silica capacity by 25% in the next four years. The company will invest in the "mid double-digit euro range" in the expansion, which will give the company a combined total of some "six-digit" m.t./year capacity. The expansion will be carried out at the company's existing silica sites in Asia and in Europe. Evonik produces precipitated silica at 10 sites in eight countries. "By 2014 we will have gradually expanded global capacity at our existing plants by 25%, thus...

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