Volume 89 Issue 43 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 24, 2011

European Firms Invest In China

Specialty Chemicals: Companies pursue local research and production
Department: Business
Keywords: Isophorone, isophorone diamine, rubber chemicals, Nanjing

Anticipating continued growth in China, Evonik Industries,Arkema, and BASF have announced new investments in chemical production and R&D in the country.

Evonik will spend $135 million to build plants producing isophorone and isophorone diamine at its main Chinese site in Shanghai’s Xinzhuang district. Isophorone is used in paints and printing inks; its derivative isophorone diamine is used to harden epoxy-based goods such as wind turbines. Earlier this month, the . . .

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