- Increasing demand for reactive polyolefin systems as an adhesive raw material
- Evonik increases its capacity for silane-modified poly-alpha- olefins by 30%
- Additional quantities already available to ensure greater delivery reliability
Essen, Germany. Evonik has significantly expanded its capacity for silane-modified poly-alpha-olefins. With the completion of the plant expansion at the Marl Chemical Park, Evonik is now able to produce 30% more of this specialty adhesive raw material.
These silane-modified specialties are amorphous poly-alpha- olefins, which are marketed under the brand name VESTOPLAST® 206. They are ideal for formulating high-quality hot melt adhesives, which are especially suited for the bonding of hard-to-bond polar substrates such as glass, ceramics and metals. However, above all, they are best characterized by their excellent adhesion to a wide range of plastics, such as polypropylene, polyester and polyamide.
"With the expansion of our capacity, we are following the increasing demand for reactive polyolefin systems and ensuring greater delivery reliability," explains Roberto Vila-Keller, Head of the Coating & Adhesive Resins Business Line. "Due to its special chemical properties, VESTOPLAST® 206 is mainly used in lightweight construction or the construction industry and thus, contributes to sustainable solutions."
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, today and tomorrow.
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