MARL, Germany – The business unit Coatings & Colorants of Degussa AG recently announced a two-step plan to boost its production of VESTOPLAST to meet current and emerging market demands. The VESTOPLAST product group is a series of amorphous polyalphaolefins used as adhesive raw materials for a range of hot-melt applications.

Degussa plans to first implement improved technology to increase production and broaden product range. Slated for the latter part of 2003, the second expansion in production will focus on meeting the demands of new and emerging markets around the world.