ESSEN, Germany - Evonik Industries is building a new production plant for polymer dispersants at the Goldschmidtstrasse site in Essen, Germany. The specialty chemicals company is tripling its global capacity for polymer dispersants. Plans call for startup in the first quarter of 2015.

Polymer dispersants are mainly used in water-based systems in paints, printing inks and in high-solid systems with a low proportion of solvent.