Evonik Industries recently announced it has commenced an integrated production complex for isophorone and isophorone diamine in Shanghai, China. The company has invested over €100 million (~ $137 million) in the facilities, which will have an annual output capacity of 50,000 metric tons.

Construction in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) reportedly took less than two years. Evonik primarily plans to use the output of the new plants to serve customers in the adhesives, coatings, construction, and composites industry in Asia.

“The new plant continues our successful growth story in isophorone chemistry,” said Patrik Wohlhauser, member of the Executive Board and chief operating officer. “We are now represented in the three major economic zones of Europe, NAFTA, and Asia, with fully backward integrated production facilities to tap into attractive new growth opportunities.”

For more information, visit www.evonik.com.