Due to growing demand for lightweight building materials for specialty applications, Evonik (Hopewell, VA, USA) is expanding production of ROHACELL high-performance rigid closed-cell foam at its facility in Mobile, Alabama, USA
With this investment, it will significantly increase North American production capacity for high temperature polymethacryimide (PMI) foam, the company said
"The investment in Mobile strengthens our global position as a reliable partner and solutions provider for high-performance, lightweight PMI rigid foams, and enables us to meet the growing demand in North America over the long term," said Evonik's high-tech in the Americas.
Christina Walkosak, business leader of the Performance Polymers business line
Evonik's PMI foam plant in Mobile, Alabama, USA, first opened in November 2008
Walkosak said: “We have been seeing high global demand for high-performance foams for many years, especially from the aerospace industry and electronics markets, and we are responding to the market by expanding our production capacity accordingly
ROHACELL is a rigid structural foam of polymethacrylimide used in the design and production of sandwich structures in aerospace, automotive, marine, sporting goods, electronics and medical technology