Evonik inaugurates tyre applied technology research building

15th May 2014 | 0 Comments
Evonik inaugurates tyre applied technology research building
(l-r) Dr Johannes Ohmer, head of Evonik’s Inorganic Materials business unit, Willy Harren, deputy administrator of the Rhein-Erft council, Thomas Wessel, Evonik Executive Board member, Hans-Peter Haupt, mayor of Wesseling, Dr Gerd Wolter, head of Evonik’s Wesseling site, and Dr Jens Kiesewetter head of Evonik’s Applied Technology for Rubber and Tire, inaugurate the new building

On May 15, Evonik Industries inaugurated a new building that will house its precipitated silica applied technology research for the tyre and rubber sectors. In doing so, the specialty chemicals company has combined the world’s largest precipitated silica production facility plus research and applied technology into a single site. The facility, located in Wesseling, near the German city of Cologne, was built with a “low tens of million euros” investment and was completed within 13 months. Although inaugurated today, 34 technicians have worked at the site since October 2013.

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