ESSEN, Germany–Evonik's Comfort & Insulation business line celebrated 10 years of local production of polyurethane additives in China at the Shanghai-Xinzhuang site.
Evonik said it has been supporting the PU market in the Greater China region since the mid-1990s with its first investment in local sales and technical service, and an application lab in Shanghai.
The production site is equipped to produce silicone surfactants in support of rigid and flexible PU foaming. In addition, over the past 10 years, Evonik said, it has specifically developed and produced "more than 20 locally made products catering for the specific needs of our customers in China and Asia."
"With over 30 years experience in marketing polyurethane additives in the region, we focus on supplying products that are specially developed and produced to meet the needs of the local markets," said Tammo Boinowitz, head of the Comfort & Insulation division at Evonik Industries A.G.
In 2012 Evonik further invested in its technical capacities at the Shanghai lab, with the start-up of a new high-pressure rigid foaming machine.