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Materials

Evonik Opens Plant For Structural Foam

by Michael McCoy
February 10, 2014 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 92, ISSUE 6

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Credit: Evonik
Robotics lowered cycle times and increased capacity at the Darmstadt site.
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Credit: Evonik
Robotics lowered cycle times and increased capacity at the Darmstadt site.

Evonik Industries has opened a plant in Darmstadt, Germany, for its Rohacell brand polymethacrylimide foam. Built at a cost of about $8 million, the plant increases capacity at the site by 50%. The plant automates the polymerization process with robot technology, according to Evonik. Rohacell is used to make lightweight products for aerospace, automotive, and other applications, the firm says.

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