Degussa AG, D¿sseldorf, Germany, announced a production-capacity expansion for the polyamide 12 powder VESTOSINT(r) at the company's Marl, Germany, chemical complex. The expansion increases the facility's production capacity by one-third and comes in response to growing demand in traditional and new markets, said the company's High Performance Polymers Business Unit. The polyamide 12 powder is used in wire and metal coatings, and as an additive in lacquers.

Degussa Corp., Parsippany, NJ, has appointed Whittaker, Clark & Daniels Inc. distributor of Degussa's organosilanes product line in the northeastern United States. The distribution area includes Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and parts of Pennsylvania and New York. Whittaker, Clark & Daniels is based in South Plainfield, NJ.