Evonik starts production plant for gas separation membranes

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Evonik has started up a new hollow-fibre spinning plant for the production of gas separation membranes in Schörfling am Attersee in Austria.
The new production capacity enables the company to meet the ongoing strong demand for SEPURAN® membranes in biogas, nitrogen, hydrogen and natural gas applications.
Lauren Kjeldsen, head of the amart materials division, said: "The growth path of the membranes business clearly follows the group's new sustainability strategy."
Last May, Evonik announced plans to invest €3 billion by 2030 in Next Generation Solutions, products with superior sustainability benefits.
The company's goal is to increase sales of Next Generation Solutions from the current 37% to more than 50% by 2030.
The rapid increase in demand for Next Generation Solutions offers above-average growth potential for Evonik.
"With our innovations, we support our customers in making their own products more sustainable and improving their own climate footprint. Our membrane technology for efficient gas separation is a living example of how Next Generation Solutions from Evonik contribute to sustainable added value in close cooperation with all market players," added Kjeldsen.
In the new production plant, a high-performance polymer is processed into fine hollow-fibers in several process steps.

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