Evonik is reportedly expanding its production capacities for its VISIOMER® brand methacrylate crosslinkers. To this end, the methacrylates business line has made an investment in the low single-digit million-euro range at the Mobile, Ala., site. The start-up is scheduled for the third quarter.

“With this investment, we will further improve the global positioning of application monomers,” said Hans-Peter Hauck, head of the methacrylates business line in the performance materials segment. “It will allow us to provide customers with crosslinkers from our plants in the U.S., Germany, and China.”

“In the future, we will be able to provide methacrylate crosslinkers for the U.S. market out of Mobile plant,” said Grant Lafontaine, general manager of the application and bulk monomers product lines in the U.S. “We will thereby significantly improve our flexibility and responsiveness for the benefit of our customers in the U.S.”

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