Evonik Thinks Big in Asia-Pacific


Evonik Oil Additives plans to build a new plant in the Asia-Pacific region to almost double current lubricant additives capacity there by 2015.

The company opened its current Jurong Island, Singapore, manufacturing facility in 2008 to compete in the fast-growing Asian lubricants market.

Its not quite decided whether [the company] would add another plant outside of Singapore, or if it would maybe be constructed there. Its open now as far as where its going to be located, Evonik Oil Additives spokesman Richard Williams told Lube Report. The design is under way. We have people within the company already committed to the project who are working on it now.

Evonik ships lubricant additives products to customers throughout Asia, with the largest volumes going to China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia and India. The expansion will increase capacity across the companys entire portfolio of products currently produced for the Asian market. The company didnt disclose its capacity numbers.

We make a range of pour point depressants and viscosity index improvers, Williams said. Asia is seeing an expansion overall in all those different segments.

Evonik Oil Additives specializes in additives for lubricants and refinery products based on polyalkyl methacrylates. The company is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany.

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