Evonik invests double digit million euro to expand its facility in Rheinfelden, add 20 percent more hydrophobic fumed silica capacity by 2020 to meet market demand.
- 20% additional capacity for refinement hydrophilic silica available from late 2020
- Investment volume in the low double-digit million euro range
- In response to heavy demand for specialty silica varieties
Evonik Industries is expanding its capacities for refinement fumed silica in Rheinfelden (Germany). The Group will invest an amount in the low double-digit million euro range to expand its Rheinfelden facility, which further processes hydrophilic silica to a hydrophobic variety. The expansion, scheduled to become operational in late 2020, is associated with Evonik’s effort to consistently expand its silica business for specialty applications.
This expansion will support the growth of existing application areas in highly specialized fields and opening up new, innovative uses.
The investment will expand the company’s annual capacity for hydrophilic fumed silica at the existing Rheinfelden site by 20 percent to meet heavy market demand.