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Evonik Completes Glycine Expansion in China

9:09 AM MDT | June 20, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Evonik Industries says it has increased production capacity for the pharmaceutical amino acid glycine by 50% at the company's facility at Nanning, China, citing growth in demand. The expansion was achieved through efficiency gains in the plant's production process. Glycine is primarily used in the pharmaceutical and food industry, and also in pet food. Evonik’s wholly owned subsidiary Rexim is a significant producer of amino acids, peptides, and amino acid derivatives in pharmaceutical quality. The company acquired the glycine business of the Tessenderlo...

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