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Evonik Industries Hikes Global MMA Capacity

8:22 AM MDT | August 25, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries has announced plans to add a combined 50,000-m.t./year methyl methacrylate (MMA) capacity at several of its plants, to meet rising demand.   The company will debottleneck its existing plants at Worms, and Wesseling, Germany; Caojing, China; and Fortier, LA during 2011 and 2012. MMA is used primarily in the production polymethyl methacrylate resins and in surface coatings.  Evonik makes MMA, methacrylic acid, n- and i-butyl methacrylate, hydroxy methacrylates, and special methacrylic monomers under the trademark Visiomer...

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