Evonik to enhance production capacity for ROHACELL


Evonik Resource Efficiency is intending to expand the production capacity of performance foams business at its facility in Darmstadt, Germany. 

Initial investment for the expansion of the facility would enhance output by around 20%.

The company will be adding new production equipment to its operations complex that manufactures products marketed under the ROHACELL brand.

Expanded production capacity is expected to begin its commercial operations next year.

"We see this capacity expansion as a positive and necessary step toward assuring our customers of their continued access to our innovative product."

Evonik Resource Efficiency Segment Performance Polymers Business Line senior vice-president Matthias Kottenhahn said: "We have experienced double-digit growth of the ROHACELL brand in recent years and have indications that this success will continue.

“With this consistent level of growth in global demand, we see this capacity expansion as a positive and necessary step toward assuring our customers of their continued access to our innovative product, now and far into the future.”

Currently, Evonik’s Darmstadt plant produces ROHACELL foam products, which are used as a core material in the construction of sandwich composites that is used in aerospace, automotive, electronics and medical technology.

Resource Efficiency Segment Performance Foams vice-president Andreas Hoff said: "As the trend toward composite usage continues, we are prepared to respond with the lightweight solutions available in our ROHACELL range of foam products.

“Whether it is an airplane, a car, a ship, a wind turbine blade, an electronic device or even a hockey stick, all can benefit from less overall weight.