ESSEN, Germany – To meet rising demand, Evonik Industries is increasing the production capabilities of its ­methyl methacrylate plants throughout the world. Increased production capabilities will be achieved through debottlenecking and plant expansion projects in the company’s existing plants in Worms and Wesseling in Germany, Shanghai, and Fortier, LA. The projects will take place in 2011 and 2012. Upon completion, Evonik industries will be able to produce approximately 50,000 additional metric tons of methyl methacrylate.