Essen, Germany - Evonik plans to expand production of the two crosslinking boosters triallyl cyanurate (TAC) and triallyl isocyanurate (TAICROS) at its site in Wesseling, Germany, at the end of 2013.
Essen- based Evonik did not give any quantities, only that "it will be possible to produce TAC and TAICROS in significantly larger quantities."
"For Evonik the expansion of the plant is a logical response to rising market demand," said Matthias Hau, head of Evonik's Agrochemicals & Polymer Additives business. The expansion is expected to create 13 new jobs, with Evonik's investment in the low double-digit million euro range.
The highly active crosslinking additives are used in plastics and rubber, and Evonik said important growth drivers are the expanding global photovoltaics market with increasingly stringent quality requirements of producers of photovoltaic modules.