EVONIK’S €400 MILLION PA 12 PLANT MOVES CLOSER TO COMPLETION

3D Printing Industry | 2/5/2019 | Tia Vialva
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Evonik, the largest specialty chemicals producer in the world, has announced that its VESTOSINT (PA 12) production plant has now entered the project implementation phase, after the completion of the conceptual and basic engineering stages. This is a major step for Evonik since the foundation of the facility.

The €400 million VESTOSINT plant is part of one of the largest chemical sites in Germany, the Marl Chemical Park. It is located in the North Rhine-Westphalia. The VESTOSINT facility is expected to be fully operational by 2021.

Dr - Ralf - Düssel - Head - High

Dr. Ralf Düssel, the Head of the High Performance Polymers Business Line at Evonik, said, “This project is a special challenge […] In Evonik’s engineering unit, some 80 engineers are working on the project. We have also contracted a well-known, globally active technical service provider for the detail engineering of individual sub-projects.”

Processing of VESTOSINT PA 12 at Evonik. Photo via Evonik.

Years - Evonik - Specialty - Powder - Materials

For over twenty years, Evonik’s has produced specialty powder materials such as PA 12, PEBA and PEEK for various 3D printing technologies. The company is known for its PA 12 powder called VESTOSINT, which can be customized for SLS, HSS (High Speed Sintering), and Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing. In addition to 3D printing, the VESTOSINT powder can be processed in various ways to make it suitable for different applications such as flame spraying, a coating process technique.

According to Evonik, there has been a consistent demand for VESTOSINT. The new complex will increase production capacity by 50%.

Dr - Düssel - Construction - Project - Vicinity

Dr. Düssel elaborated, “The construction project is located in the direct vicinity of ongoing production, with special safety standards, and we have to...
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