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Evonik Expands South African H2O2 Capacity

10:24 AM MDT | September 15, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Evonik Industries says it plans to increase hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) capacity at Umbogintwini, South Africa by 50%, to 15,000 m.t./year. The company expects to carry out the project in the first half of 2009, says Thomas Rieche, head of Evonik’s active oxygen business. Evonik says it will invest €3 million ($4 million) for the project. “The expansion is intended to secure market leadership in South Africa and meet steadily increasing demand for hydrogen peroxide,” the company says. Evonik says it is the second-biggest producer of H2O2 with...

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