7th March 2022, Evonik has inaugurated the new Applied Technology Center in Americana (Brazil) aimed at developing modern and innovative sustainable solutions for the company’s customers and partners across Central and South America, promoting the exchange of knowledge and ensuring greater synergy between the areas of operation.
The 2,300 m2 site includes eight laboratories, two pilot plants and all the necessary related infrastructure, as well as an auditorium with reception, meeting rooms and co-working spaces.
he works started at the end of 2020 and were completed successfully on schedule, in spite of the challenges of the market. We remain committed to providing the best experience to our clients and developing innovative solutions that allow for a better future for all,” stated Elias Lacerda, the president of Evonik for the Central & South America region.
The application laboratories will focus on providing products for several market sectors such as agriculture, construction, crosslinkers, personal & home care, pharmaceuticals, animal nutrition, polyurethanes and paints. In addition, the two pilot plans will cater to the animal nutrition and polyurethanes segments while the other areas will offer training and qualification courses and presentations of new products and projects.
“With modern equipment, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and highly qualified technical staff, we want to provide a full, agile support to the demands of those markets, including services like development, enhancement and reproduction of formulations, varied performance tests, physical-chemical analyses, customized projects, simulation of industrial-scale production processes, technical reports, etc. The new ATC is collaborative and integrated environment that favors the interaction of our experts worldwide, in addition to spurring innovation. We will provide customers with an in-depth experience in the Evonik universe, with all the know-how of the Group has at a global level by operating in more than 100 countries,” concluded Lacerda.
Evonik Industries AG is a stock-listed German specialty chemicals company headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the second-largest chemicals company in Germany, and one of the largest specialty chemicals companies in the world.
Evonik Industries united the business areas of chemicals, energy and real estate of RAG, while mining operations continue to be carried out by RAG. Since then, the energy and real estate business areas have been divested, with no share being held in the former and a minority share still being held in the latter. Its specialty chemicals business generates around 80% of sales in areas in which it holds leading market positions. Evonik Industries employs about 37,000 people and carries out activities in more than 100 countries. The operating activities are organized into six business units which are a part of the chemicals business area. Evonik is the main sponsor of German football club Borussia Dortmund
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