Evonik Industries recently announced it has opened a new plant for hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) production in Marl, Germany. Evonik will market HTPB under the brand name POLYVEST® HT.

The construction of the production plant is reportedly an investment in customer proximity and sustainability. Most markets for HTPB are located in Europe.

“With the Marl production site, we have a backward integration in butadiene, good application technology support, and in addition, we are able to offer our customers a good supply security and significantly reduced delivery times,” said Dietmar Wewers, Ph.D., head of the Coating and Adhesive Resins Business Line.

For more information, visit www.evonik.com.