ESSEN, Germany – Evonik Industries intends to construct a new production plant for isophorone and isophorone diamine. A suitable site is being sought, and production is scheduled to start in 2013. According to Gerd Brand, head of the Crosslinkers Business Line, the company will take into consideration attractive investment climates in Southeast Asia and China when making a final decision about the location of the plant. Evonik currently has production sites in Herne and Marl (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium), as well as Mobile, AL.