Press release
Corporate Press
April 27, 2010

Extended shutdown at Evonik Methacrylates Verbund in Worms, Germany (27. April 2010)

During the scheduled plant revision unforeseen technical problems in the sulphuric acid plant occurred that will force Evonik Röhm GmbH to extend the shutdown by probably four weeks.

As the sulphuric acid plant is an important part of Evonik´s Methacrylates Verbund this will clearly impact the availability of Evonik´s VISIOMER® methacrylate monomers like MMA, n-/i-BMA and specialty monomers as well as various PMMA downstream products. Within the next weeks these plants will run with substantially reduced rates.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


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