ESSEN, Germany – To meet rising demand, Evonik Industries is increasing the production capabilities of its methyl methacrylate plants throughout the world.

Evonik will increase its production capabilities of methyl methacrylate through debottlenecking and plant expansion projects in the company’s existing plants in Europe (Worms and Wesseling in Germany), Asia (Shanghai in China) and the United States (Fortier, LA) in 2011 and 2012. Upon completion of the projects, Evonik industries will be able to produce approximately 50,000 additional metric tons of methyl methacrylate. Thomas Müller, Senior Vice President & General Manager Acrylic Monomers, said of the previously announced expansion of the methyl methacrylat capacity, “We are reacting timely to support the growth of our customers.”