Evonik to Supply Catalyst for New Röhm MMA Plant

Evonik has signed an agreement to scale up and produce custom catalyst for Röhm’s new methyl methacrylate (MMA) production plant in Bay City, Texas, which is scheduled to open next. year. 
“This agreement underscores our commitment and capability in the custom Catalysts arena. We’re delighted to be able to work with the Röhm team to enable commercial scale production of MMA,” said Sanjeev Taneja, dead of Evonik Catalysts. “These catalysts play a key role in Röhm’s newly developed LiMA (Leading in Methacrylates) technology to produce MMA with efficient resource use and reduced environmental impact. In many ways, LiMA sets new standards and is the most efficient MMA production technology to have been developed.”
Compared to other MMA processes, the LiMA technology has clear sustainability advantages, as it enables a high yield with low energy consumption and reduced wastewater volumes.
Methacrylate monomers and their derivatives are important precursors used in the automotive, electronic, medical and construction industries, including the production of PLEXIGLAS and specialty applications such as contact lenses and adhesives.
Evonik is a specialty chemical developer that is active in more than 100 countries worldwide and generated  €18.5 billion in sales and  €2.49 billion in operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) last year. Evonik creates innovative, profitable, and sustainable solutions for customers. It employs about 34,000 workers. The company’s Smart Materials division includes businesses with innovative materials that enable resource-saving solutions and replace conventional materials. The division generated €4.83 billion in 2022 sales with about 7,900 employees.






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