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Evonik JV starts up PMMA extrusion plant in South Africa

8:53 AM MDT | August 21, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

Evonik Industries says that Evonik Acrylics Africa, its joint venture with Ampaglas Plastics Group (Elandsfontein, South Africa), is to start producing extruded sheets of plexiglas polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). The plant, located at Johannesburg, has capacity for several thousand m.t./year of semifinished material and employs 20 people. "Over the past years we have continuously expanded the visibility of the plexiglas brand in southern Africa with the aim of becoming the market leader in this region," says Holger Morhart, business director at Evonik...

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