ESSEN, Germany – Evonik Industries has completed the purchase of the hanse chemie Group, comprising hanse chemie AG and nanoresins AG. With a workforce of some 100 employees, the group is headquartered in Geesthacht near Hamburg, Germany, where it produces high-quality components and raw materials for the manufacture of sealants and adhesives, molding and casting compounds, and other products. The greatest share of business will be incorporated into Evonik’s Interface & Performance Business Line.