Röhm is expanding capacities for PMMA molding compounds in Shanghai
- Capacity expansion in Shanghai
- High level of flexibility and delivery security
Röhm is expanding its activities in China. The company invests a double-digit million amount in the expansion of a production plant for PLEXIGLAS® (branded in the Americas as ACRYLITE®) molding compounds in Shanghai. Only recently, in November 2021, Röhm had announced the expansion of a production plant for PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds in Worms (Germany). “This significant global capacity expansion will enable us to further increase delivery reliability and flexibility for the benefit of our customers worldwide”, says COO Hans-Peter Hauck.
Röhm’s branded polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is an in-demand raw material in countless growing sectors, such as the automotive, construction and lighting industries as well as for domestic appliances. This is because PLEXIGLAS® is especially well-suited for applications where durability, resistance to weather and UV, color fastness, high luminosity and transparency as well as hardness and scratch-resistance are key.
Röhm has been successful in China for many years with its PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds. The dynamic economic development of the automotive industry and the lighting industry in Asia is a driver for the expansion of capacity in Shanghai. The expanded molding compounds plant will go into operation in the second quarter of 2023. “In this way, we not only support the growth of our customers, but at the same time seize new market opportunities”, says Benjamin Ling, Asia President. Only a few months ago Röhm inaugurated a new technology center on-site in Shanghai.
With 3,500 employees and 13 production sites worldwide, Röhm is one of the leading manufacturers in the methacrylate business. The medium-sized company with branches in Germany, China, the USA, Mexico, and South Africa has 90 years of experience in methacrylate chemistry and a strong technology platform. Our best-known brands include PLEXIGLAS®, ACRYLITE®, MERACRYL®, DEGALAN®, DEGAROUTE® and CYROLITE®.
Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) products from Röhm are sold on the European, Asian, African and Australian continent under the registered trademarks PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID®, in the Americas under the registered trademarks ACRYLITE® and ACRYMID®.
More information is available at www.roehm.com
Dr. Maren Otte
Head of Corporate Communications
64295 Darmstadt, Germany
P +49 173 3258758
Press release: Röhm is expanding capacities for PMMA molding compounds in Shanghai
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