Evonik Invests in New Rohacell Production Facility

Evonik is investing several million euros — in the double digits, in fact — in a new production facility to make high-performance polymethacrylimide (PMI) foam for fiber composite cores manufactured in Darmstadt, Germany. At the same time, parts of the original production plant, which went into operation in 1972, will be shut down or extensively modernized. These measures will enable Evonik to continue to meet growing demand for its structural foams from the aerospace industry, among other sectors. Evonik’s original production plant in Darmstadt has been manufacturing Rohacell PMI structural foam, which is used as a core material for sandwich composite materials, for a half-century. Sales have risen steadily in recent years because of increasing demand for lightweight components in a range of industries, including medical technology, electronics, and automotive and aircraft construction. 

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