Evonik Industries recently announced it will build a plant in Marl, Germany, to produce functionalized polybutadiene. This liquid polybutadiene (HTPB) is used primarily in sealing compounds for insulating glass windows and in adhesives for automobile manufacture.

With this plant, which is scheduled to go on stream next fall, Evonik will reportedly be able to offer hydroxyl-functionalized polybutadiene for the first time to its adhesives and sealant customers. The company reports it will market HTPB as POLYVEST® HT.

For additional details, visitwww.evonik.com.