China: Polyetheretherketone Evonik Optimizes Production of High-Performance Polymers

Editor: Alexander Stark

Evonik announced the optimization of the production process of Vestakeep Peek and the quality improvement of this product at its Changchun, China, site.

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Evonik optimizes PEEK production in China.
Evonik optimizes PEEK production in China.
(Source: Evonik)

Essen/Germany — In particular, energy requirements, material use, and the waste generated during production were reduced under the optimization measures and it was simultaneously possible to boost the productivity of the polyetheretherketone production (Peek) plant, the company states. On the product side, the optimized production process results in improved quality, such as better color characteristics.

According to Dr. Ralf Düssel, head of the High Performance Polymers Business Line, the company's business with Vestakeep high-performance polymers has been showing strong and sustained growth over several years, for example in the automotive, aviation, oil, and gas industries or the medical sector. With custom-designed and innovative products the manufacturer was be able to continue serving existing markets while also opening up new ones, he added.