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  RAGDegussa等の化学、エネルギー、不動産を再編し、Evonik Industries に (石炭は分離)

Evonik is an international industrial group with a workforce of about 41,000 and activities all over the world.
We hold leading positions in the business areas
Chemicals, Energy, and Real Estate.
Our operations are bundled within eight business units which report directly to the Group board of management.


ドイツ・RAG 社、デグサの完全買収計画を発表

E.ON will hand over Veba Oel to BP            Hulsの歴史  

 独RAG、デグサ株の過半取得    RAG-Rutgers組織図


        2008/4 Evonik Sells RUTGERS Chemicals

Kuraray to buy Rutgers's polyvinyl butyral film business

New L-methionine unit in China for Degussa 

Degussa and Bayer sell PolymerLatex to Soros Private Equity Partners

European Commission clears Celanese-Degussa oxo alcohols JV

Degussa Sells Makroform to Bayer; Methanova to Ineos


Degussa sells Vitamin B3 Business to Reilly


Degussa enters into research alliance with LG Chem

 Degussa Held First Ground-Breaking Ceremony in Shanghai

 Degussas new China L-Methionine plant completed successfully

 Degussa Signs a Precontract with Jilin University on high performance polymers PEEK and PES 

    Degussa to start making PEEK in China

 Degussa and Cathay Establish New Lysine JV in China

 Degussa acquires all shares of Agroferm from Kyowa Hakko


 Degussa acquires additional know-how in manufacturing polyaryl ether ketones

 Degussa: New Joint Venture to Manufacture Rubber Silanes in China


 ドイツ・RAG 社、デグサの完全買収計画を発表


 BASF reaches agreement to buy Degussas construction chemicals business

 Ashland signs agreement to acquire Degussa water treatment business

 Degussa and Lynchem establish a joint venture for exclusive synthesis in China

 Degussa Puts Colorants and Polyesters Plants in Shanghai on Stream

 Degussa is divesting its DMT business

 Degussa constructs methacrylate Verbund production in Shanghai

Degussa to Introduce improved C4 Technology

Degussa gets nod for integrated MMA project in Shanghai

 "LANXESS has not made an offer for Degussa"

 New PMMA Plant of Degussa and Forhouse Goes Onstream in Taiwan

 Evonik to Increase Alkoxide Capacity  (Degussa

 Evonik Sanzheng Joint Venture Builds Cyanuric Chloride Plant in China

 Evonik Expands Plasticizer Alcohol Capacity in Marl

 Evonik Sells RUTGERS Chemicals

 Evonik to Expand PLEXIGLAS® Business in Russia

 Evonik starts up MMA project in SCIP

 Evonik divests the global carbon blacks business

 Evonik and GACL: MoU on HPPO project in India

 Evonik divests its carbon black business

   Evonik to Increase Global Methyl Methacrylate Production Capabilities

  Evonik - Tasnee joint venture to produce superabsorbents in Jubail

  Evonik plans further capacity expansion for polyamide 12 in Germany and Asia

Degussa AG at a glance       http://www.degussa.com/en/home.html

Degussa AG is a fundamentally newly formed company operating worldwide and consistently oriented towards high-yield specialty chemicals. As the product of the merger between Degussa-Huls AG and SKW Trostberg AG in February 2001, Degussa is Germanys third largest chemicals company and the worldwide number one in the field of specialty chemicals.

6 divisions :

Health & Nutrition (Headquarters: Trostberg)
  Flavors & Fruit Systems
Feed Additives
Texturant Systems
Construction Chemicals (Headquarters: Trostberg)
Fine & Industrial Chemicals (Headquarters: Marl)
  Fine Chemicals
Bleaching & Water Chemicals
Catalysts & Initiators
Performance Chemicals (Headquarters: Marl)
  Superabsorbents (Stockhausen )
Care Specialties
Oligomers / Silicones
Coatings & Advanced Fillers (Headquarters: Frankfurt a.M.)
  Coatings & Colorants
Aerosil & Silanes
Advanced Fillers & Pigments
Specialty Polymers (Headquarters: Frankfurt a.M.)
  High Performance Polymers
Specialty Acrylics
Methacrylates (Roehm)
Plexiglas (Roehm)


化学工業日報 2003/2/6

独RAG、デグサ株の過半取得へ              E・ON


23rd March, 2006


RPG社*(RAG Projektgesellschaft mbH)(本社:ドイツ、エッセン)は20日、デグサ(本社:ドイツ、デュッセルドルフ)に対して、同社の株式の95パーセント超を直接的、間接的に保有していることを通知しました。同時にデグサ取締役会に対し、ドイツ株式会社法(AktG)セクション327条a項に従って、適切な現金決済で、残りの株主(小口株主)が保有するデグサ株をRPG社に譲渡するための手続きを開始するよう、公式に要請しました。

*RPG社(RAG Projektgesellschaft mbH)はRAG社の100 %子会社で、RAG社はRPG社を通じてデグサ株を保有しています。

2003/1/31 RAG

RAG finalises Degussa takeover

RAG's takeover bid to Degussa AG's shareholders is to be finalised. All bid conditions have been met in good time: antitrust authorities had given their go-ahead to the RAG-Degussa deal this past autumn, the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia have ratified it and RAG has sold its indirect stake in Ruhrgas to E.ON.

RAG Aktiengesellschaft is an industrial group, which operators in the sectors of mining, energy, real estate and chemicals.

2002/5/20  E.ON AG 

E.ON Acquires Ruhrgas Stake of RAG and Initiates Divestment of Degussa

E.ON will purchase from RAG an 18.4 percent stake in Ruhrgas, mainly held via Bergemann GmbH. The purchase price amounts to approximately EUR 1.9 billion.

In return,
RAG will acquire a majority shareholding in Degussa in two stages:
RAG will increase its Degussa stake
to a majority holding of 50.1 percent by May 31, 2004.








RAG     http://www.rag.de/indexe.htm

Founded in 1969 as a coal mining enterprise called Ruhrkohle AG, the company's extensive technical know-how has since been applied extensively to other mining-related divisions.

RUTGERS is a market leader in the area of plastics for the electronic industry, while STEAG is Germany's second largest converter of hard coal to electricity.

2003/3/5 RAG

The future beckons for a refocused RAG Group

The RAG Group is to strengthen its activities in the three core areas of mining, real estate and chemicals

The power generation/gas and plastics business areas will be sold off

RAG will increase this equity stake into a majority holding in Degussa in spring 2004, when it acquires further Degussa shares from E.ON.

As part of its strategic concentration on three pillars, the Group will make further significant changes to its portfolio: RAG will sell off STEAG and the plastics divisions of RUTGERS.

注  STEAG は売却せず。Evonik Energy Business Area

2003/3/5 PolymerLatex    

Degussa and Bayer sell PolymerLatex to Soros Private Equity Partners

Degussa AG of Dusseldorf, Germany, and Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany, are selling Polymer Latex GmbH & Co. KG, their Marl, Germany-based 50:50 joint venture, to the financial investment company Soros Private Equity Partners.


Platts 2003/6/11

European Commission clears Celanese-Degussa oxo alcohols JV

The European Commission has granted clearance under the European Union's Merger Regulation to a proposed joint venture between German chemical producers Celanese and Degussa in the market for oxo chemicals, EC said in a statement Wednesday.

On Dec 18, 2002, EC received a notification according to which Celanese and Degussa would contribute most of their oxo chemicals business to a 50/50 joint venture company, to be called European Oxo Chemicals (EOC).

Nov 26 2002 Celanese AG

Celanese and Degussa complete negotiations on joint venture for C3-oxo chemicals in Europe

Degussa AG of Dusseldorf and Celanese AG, Kronberg, have successfully completed their negotiations to establish a joint venture for propylene-based oxo chemicals in Europe.

Both companies will hold a 50% share in the European joint venture.

Jul 30, 2003  Chemical Week Newswire

Degussa Sells Makroform to Bayer ; Methanova to Ineos

Degussa says it has agreed to sell its 45.5% share in polycarbonate (PC) sheeting joint venture Makroform (Darmstadt, Germany) to its partner, Bayer Polymers. Bayer and Degussa subsidiary Rohm (Darmstadt) established Makroform in 2000.

Separately, says Degussa has sold its Methanova (Mainz-Mombach, Germany) subsidiary to Ineos Capital.


化学工業日報 2003/9/18



September 01, 2003 Degussa

Degussa sells Vitamin B3 Business to Reilly


Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, and Reilly Industries, Inc., Indianapolis, announce a two-stage transaction to transfer Degussas vitamin B3 business in Antwerp/Belgium to Reillys wholly owned Belgian subsidiary, Reilly Antwerp N.V.

Degussa is the only manufacturer to market all three of the important amino acids for animal nutrition DL-methionine, L-lysine (Biolys®) and L-threonine. These amino acids are produced at five sites in four countries.


Degussa 2004/9/16

Degussa enters into research alliance with Korean partner
Targeting the next generation of materials for electronics applications

Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, Germany and LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul, Korea, have agreed on joint strategic research into the next generation of highly functional materials for electronics and IT applications. The aim is to develop products and systems solutions for and with the Korean chemicals company LG Chem.

China Chemical Reporter 2004-11-3

Degussa Held First Ground-Breaking Ceremony in Shanghai

On Nov. 2, 2004 Degussa held its first Ground-Breaking Ceremony in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). Very shortly after the establishment of Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Degussa is well under way with the construction schedule for a new
Polyester Resins plant.
The new Degussa subsidiary, with an initial investment of US$26 million and wholly owned by Degussa (China) Co., Ltd. will bring Degussa
s multi-user siteconcept to China. Under this concept, all business units within Degussa AG will benefit from the leading technology, equipment and joint infrastructure facilities on site and be able to provide more innovative products tailor-made for Degussa customers on a local basis, together with other 12 Degussa production sites already existing in China. The first project, a polyester resin production facility invested by Degussas Coatings & Colorants Business Unit will be completed by early 2006.

November 17, 2004 Degussa                 広西チワン族自治区南寧

Degussas new China L-Methionine plant completed successfully

The new Degussa L-Methionine plant was officially inaugurated on Nov. 11, 2004, at the Nanning Only-Time Rexim Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (NOTR). The plant is situated in Wuming, Nanning City, capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China.

With the establishment of this plant,
Rexim S.A., a 100% subsidiary of the Degussa Group, has confirmed its strong commitment to the infusion solution industry and all other segments of application,said Mr. Manfred Mueller, President of Rexim at the inauguration ceremony. Degussa started the production of L-Methionine in the 1980s in Constance, Germany. After closing of the plant in Constance in 2001, Degussa decided to transfer its technology to Wuming and furthermore increase capacity from 250 tpa to 340 tpa. The L-Methionine plant, the worlds largest, will cover more than 50% of the worlds market demand.

NOTR is a joint venture that was founded in 2001 between
Nanning Only-Time Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Rexim S.A, France . The first phase of the joint venture was to build an amino acids refining unit with a capacity of 500 tpa, which was inaugurated in Nov. 2003. The new L-Methionine plant is the second phase of the joint venture, which increased the total Degussa investment in Wuming to 35 million Euros.

Degussa Rexim (Nanning) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Degussa (China) Co., Ltd., was founded in April 21, 2005. The company was formerly a Sino-German joint venture founded in 2001 by Degussa Group and Nanning Only-Time Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Total investment of the company exceeds RMB 300 million and it has a workforce of 282.

Besides its current production facilities using biotechnology and chromatographic techniques to produce 4000 tons amino acids per annum in Wuming, Guangxi Province, a new refining unit for infusion grade amino acids has been put into operation in 2003. In Nov. 2004, a state-of-art L-Methionine production facility with 350 tons capacity per annum was launched. In strict compliance with international and Chinese cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice), these new production facilities will provide products to both Chinese and international markets.

2004/12/7 Degussa

Degussa Signs a Precontract with Jilin University on high performance polymers PEEK and PES

Prof. Dr. Utz-Hellmuth Felcht, Chairman of the Board of Management of Degussa AG, signed a precontract with Prof. Zhou Qifeng, academician President of Jilin吉林 University, to buy an equity stake of 80% of Changchun Jida High Performance Materials Co., Ltd. (Jida New Materials”長春吉大高新材料有限公司), a subsidiary of Jilin University in Changchun長春, northern China. The document was signed in the presence of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Wen Jiabao, Premier of China温家宝. The Degussa Management Board Chairman is a member of the business delegation that is accompanying the Chancellor on his current China trip.

The precontract governs the cooperation concerning the two high performance polymers PEEK and PES, both developed by Jilin University. Earlier this year, Degussa already signed a letter of intent with Jida New Materials for
the joint development, production and marketing of PEEK and PES. The final joint venture contracts are subject to supervisory board approval.

Felcht commented this deal: "With this successful project we have established a new model for cooperation between German companies and Chinese universities: In this particular case, Jilin University has developed these high-tech materials, while Degussa will utilize its sales, marketing, project management experience and capital resources."

The cooperation with Jilin University will enable Degussa to strengthen its High Performance Polymers Business Unit, which produces specialty polymers as well as high-quality high performance polymers
some of them unique based on polyamide 12 and polybutylenterephthalate.

2005/12/21 British Plastics & Rubber

Degussa to start making PEEK in the New Year

Production of PEEK by
JIDA Degussa High Performance Polymers Changchun Co in China, the recently formed joint venture between Degussa and Jilin University, is to ramp up rapidly to commercial quantities. The company will have an annual capacity of 1,000 tonnes by the beginning of next year, and Degussa's High Performance Polymers business plans to promote it at the Plast exhibition in Milan in February for global sale. Degussa says that development partnerships with several customers will facilitate a quick market launch.
Permits to produce PEEK were issued by the Chinese authorities a few days ago. Permits have also been issued for the company to make

China Chemical Reporter 2005/1/26

Degussa and Cathay Establish New Lysine JV in China

Degussa (China) Co., Ltd., an affiliate of Degussa AG, Germany, and Shandong Cathay Lineng Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Shandong Province, China, have signed a joint venture contract to establish a company for the production of L-Lysine, an essential amino acid for animal nutrition. The name of the joint venture company will be Degussa Cathay Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Degussa will be the majority shareholder of the joint venture, with a
51 percent stake for Degussa and a 49 percent stake for Cathay.

Shandong Cathay Lineng Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Cathay is a leading global producer of high-quality, unique dibasic acids (dicarboxylic acids) and associated products.

Our target markets are polyamides, coatings, lubricants, corrosion inhibition, perfumes, fragrances and adhesives.  We strive to provide high value solutions that improve product performance and profitability. Cathay is active on three continents and in all major industrial countries around the world and is committed to being the technology leader in its chosen markets.


2004/5/7 Degussa

Degussa acquires all shares of Agroferm from Kyowa Hakko

Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, is acquiring all of the shares of Agroferm Hungarian - Japanese Fermentation Industry Ltd. (Agroferm), currently a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Kyowa Hakko), Tokyo. Degussa will also obtain exclusive rights to Kyowa Hakkos intellectual property for L-lysine, L-threonine, and L-tryptophane in the field of feed amino acids. Upon finalizing the transaction, Degussa will begin selling Tryptophan produced by Kyowa Hakkos subsidiary under a toll manufacturing agreement. Silence has been agreed on the financial aspects of the deal. The deal is subject to the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities.

This transaction will further strengthen Degussa
s activities in the field of essential amino-acids used for animal nutrition.
The sale of Agroferm to Degussa will allow Kyowa Hakko to further concentrate management resources on pharmaceutical-, food-, and industrial-use amino acids.

2005/9/12 デグサ

ドイツ・デグサ カーギル社に食品原材料事業を売却

 デグサAG(本社:デュッセルドルフ、ドイツ)は、アメリカ・ミネソタ州ミネアポリスのカーギル社に対して、食品原材料事業を5億4000万ユーロ(6億 7000万米ドル)で売却することに合意しました。今回の売却は、デグサ監査役会及び関連する監督官庁の承認後に発効します。


2005/9/20 Degussa

Degussa acquires additional know-how in manufacturing polyaryl ether ketones

In a move to further consolidate its expertise in the area of high-temperature polymers, Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, is acquiring all the know-how and patents of Ticona GmbH, Kelsterbach, in the field of polyaryl ether ketones. Patents and know-how for the manufacture and use of these polymers had been developed in the Technical Polymers Division of Hoechst AG in the 1990s and had been assigned to Ticona when Hoechst spun off its non-pharma businesses in 1999. With the acquisition, Degussa is combining the experience gained by the former Hoechst AG from almost ten years of researching, manufacturing and using polyaryl ether ketones with the results of 20 years of research by Jilin University, Changchun, China, along with its own research and development.

This will strengthen Degussa's High Performance Polymers Business Unit, which is preparing for the start of the Chinese joint venture JIDA Degussa High Performance Polymers Changchun Co. Ltd. that was agreed in early June 2005. The joint venture, in which Degussa holds an 80 percent share and Jilin University 20 percent, will produce polyether ether ketones (PEEK*). "The comprehensive know-how and patents that Degussa has now acquired will ensure us successful entry into the technology-driven PEEK* market," states Dr. Joachim Leluschko, the Business Unit's Head. "This package is buying considerable time for High Performance Polymers to start the first developments with customers, as soon as all permits for the start of JIDA Degussa High Performance Polymers Changchun have been obtained."

November 21, 2005 Degussa                               シラン

Degussa: New Joint Venture to Manufacture Rubber Silanes in China

Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, and Rizhao Lanxing Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Lanshan-Rizhao日照市嵐山, Shandong Province, Peoples Republic of China) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for the manufacture of sulfur-functional silanes for rubber applications. This agreement represents a successful conclusion to the negotiations that followed a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies in July 2005. Degussa will own a 50 percent share in the new joint venture, and Lanxing 40 percent. A financial investor will assume the remaining 10 percent. Degussa is the worldwide leading manufacturer of silanes for rubber applications. Lanxing has been a well-established local manufacturer on the Chinese market since 1998. The new joint venture company will begin operating under the name Degussa Lanxing (Rizhao) Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., following approval by the responsible bodies, and having obtained all licenses from the Chinese authorities. The company is scheduled to produce sulfur-functional silanes in liquid form and as a blend with carbon black.


2005/12/15  デグサ ジャパン

ドイツ・デグサ 収益力ある成長に焦点 − 組織の簡素化へ

 デグサAG(本社:ドイツ デュッセルドルフ)は収益力ある成長をさらに追求し、マネジメント組織を合理化します。これまで20のビジネスユニットを5つの事業部(ディビジョン)に束ねて管理していましたが、

レポーティングセグメントを導入します。レポーティングセグメントとは、事業部のような独自の体制を持つ組織ではなく、ビジネスモデルならびに戦略上の成功事例など様々な活動の成果を共有する単位です。新たに発足するレポーティングセグメントは4つあり、(1) テクノロジー スペシャリティ、(2) コンストラクション ケミカル、(3) コンシューマー ソリューション、(4) スペシャリティ マテリアルに分かれ、別紙のように、全体で17あるビジネスユニットを束ねます。

20051220日 Chemnet Tokyo 

ドイツ・RAG 社、デグサの完全買収計画を発表

 デグサ(本社:ドイツ、デュッセルドルフ)の株式の 50.1 %を保有するRAG(本社:ドイツ、エッセン)19日、デグサの残りの株式を完全取得する意向を発表した。

RAG 社と、デグサ株の42.86%を保有するエーオン社(本社:ドイツ、デュッセルドルフ)19日、エーオン社の持ち分を0671日付で、RAG社の100 %子会社であるRPG( RAG Projektgesellschaft mbH)社に売却することで合意した。

RAG 社は同時に、 エーオン社以外にデグサ株を保有するすべての株主に対して、子会社 RPG 社を通じた任意の株式公開買付けを検討している。買い付け価格は1 株当たり 42 ユーロ。RAG 社はデグサ取締役会に対し、ドイツ有価証券購入及び引き受けに関する法律(WpUG)に準じた株式公開買付けについての意思決定を書面で通達している。

RAG 社がエーオン社保有のデグサ株を取得する今回の両社の合意を歓迎している。これによって、継続的に安定した株式保有構造の基盤が構築される。デグサは、当社の「収益力ある成長」戦略に対しRAG 社が将来にわたって積極的に支援してくれるものと確信しているという。

2006/2/8 デグサ

デグサ 中国で新合弁会社設立
デグサ、ウェリンク グループとパフォーマンスシリカ生産の合弁事業契約調印

 デグサ(本社:ドイツ、デュッセルドルフ)は、ウェリンク グループ(Wellink Group)の福建南平信元投資有限公司(Fujian Nanping Xinyuan Investment Co., Ltd.)(本社:中国、福建省南平市)と、パフォーマンスシリカ(沈降シリカ、シリケート)を生産および販売する合弁会社を設立する事業契約の締結を行いました。近々予定されている関係当局の最終認可を受け次第、事業を開始します。新会社の名称は、「デグサ・ウェリンク・シリカ(南平)(以下 DWS)社」で、同社の株式は、デグサが 60 、ウェリンクがシリカ事業を共同出資している信元(Xinyuan)社が 40 保有します。

DWS 社の中国側提携先であるウェリンク グループは、 1994 年にパフォーマンスシリカの生産を開始。今日では中国におけるパフォーマンスシリカ製造のトップ企業となっています。

February 10, 2006 Degussa

Degussa Acquires Superabsorbent Business from Dow

Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, is acquiring the superabsorbent business of The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA. The Parties agreed not to disclose financial terms of the transaction. The agreement involves the acquisition of Dow's superabsorbent facility in Rheinmuenster/Baden-Baden, Germany and a toll manufacturing arrangement with Dow's superabsorbent facility in Midland. In addition, Degussa and Dow will enter into a long term agreement for Dow to supply glacial acrylic acid 精製アクリル酸 to Degussa with opportunities for future growth of this volume over time. Glacial acrylic acid is the most important raw material used in the manufacture of superabsorbent polymers. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approvals.

As part of the agreement, Degussa will gain Dow's worldwide existing superabsorbent business. The acquisition, combined with a debottlenecking at Degussa's facilities in Garyville, LA, Greensboro, NC, as well as capital investments at the new Rheinmuenster facility, will result in a considerable expansion of Degussa's present global superabsorbent manufacturing capacity. The conclusion of the long-term glacial acrylic acid agreement secures upstream integration also for the new capacities in Europe and NAFTA for Degussa. This has become increasingly important in light of fluctuations in the availability of raw material.

The Business Unit has production facilities in Germany (Krefeld and Marl) and in the USA (Garyville, Greensboro and Deer Park, TX).

2006/3/30 Ashland

Ashland signs agreement to acquire Degussa water treatment business

Ashland Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the water treatment business of Degussa AG, branded under the Stockhausen name, in a transaction valued at approximately $144 million (120 million euros). Five manufacturing facilities located in Germany, China, Brazil, Russia and the United States are included in the transaction. The Degussa water treatment business posted 2005 sales of nearly $250 million.

2006/6/2 Degussa

Fine Chemicals: Degussa and Lynchem establish a joint venture for exclusive synthesis in China

Degussa AG of Dusseldorf, Germany, and Lynchem Co., Ltd.(大連緑源), Dalian, Liaoning Province, China (Lynchem), have signed a contract to establish a joint venture. The goal of the new company is to enhance Degussas and Lynchems manufacturing asset base for the production of custom-manufactured fine chemicals and to provide the customer base of Degussa and Lynchem with more competitive solutions. Degussa (China) Co., Ltd., Beijing, an affiliate of Degussa AG, will acquire 51 percent of Lynchem. The remaining 49 percent will be held by the current owners. Closing of the transaction is expected before the end of 2006, and will be subject to governmental and antitrust authority approvals. The new company will operate under the name of Degussa Lynchem Co., Ltd.

2006/6/12 Degussa

Degussa Puts Colorants and Polyesters Plants in Shanghai on Stream - Start of Production in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park

Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, recently celebrated the start-up of its new polyesters and colorants plants at its multi-user site (MUSC) in Shanghai.

The new multi-user site is located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), on the southern outskirts of the city. The investments are pooled in Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai), a subsidiary of Degussa's Chinese holding Degussa (China) Co., Ltd. The polyesters and colorants plants of the Coatings & Colorants Business Unit are the first projects at this site.

DYNAPOL coating polyesters of the Polyesters & Adhesive Resins Business Line, which belongs to the business unit, are used mainly in hard, but at the same time flexible, coil and can coating systems. Light- and weather-resistant coil coatings are obtained by combining polyesters with blocked single-component polyester PUR systems (VESTICOAT). For the adhesives industry, the business line offers DYNACOLL copolyesters for moisture-curing systems and the adhesive polyester DYNAPOL S for hot melts.
For both in-plant and point-of-sale tinting (in home improvement stores, for instance), the Colorants Business Line produces and develops high-quality pigment pastes and color tinting systems that can be adjusted with extreme accuracy and are aimed particularly at the paints, coatings, and related industries. Thanks to high-grade pigment pastes, colors of paints and coatings can be adjusted as desired with high accuracy and reproducibility. For the decorative coatings market, pigment pastes of the COLORTREND brand name represent an international standard for tinting of architectural paints and DIY coatings, while CHROMA-CHEM pigment pastes optimize the coloring of industrial paints and coatings.

2006/9/8 Deugssa

Degussa is divesting its DMT business

Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, is selling
Oxxynova GmbH & Co. KG, Marl, to a subsidiary of the ARQUES Group, Starnberg. On a debt free basis, the purchase price is 22 million euros. The divestment still has to be approved by the German antitrust authorities. Degussa and ARQUES assume that the transaction will be closed in fall 2006.

Oxxynova manufactures and markets liquid and solid dimethyl- terephthalate (DMT). It has production sites at Steyerberg and Lulsdorf in Germany, and its administrative headquarters are in Marl, Germany.
Oxxynova no longer forms part of Degussa
s core business. In 2005 it had around 200 employees and generated sales of 182 million euros.

Degussa is the global market leader in specialty chemicals. Our business is creating essentials?innovative products and system solutions that make indispensable contributions to our customers
success. In fiscal 2005 around 44,000 employees worldwide generated sales of 11.8 billion euros and operating profits (EBIT) of 940 million euros.

DMT   http://www.degussa-history.com/geschichte/en/inventions/dmt.html

In 1953, at what is now the Degussa factory in Witten, Prof. Ewald Katzschmann developed a new process technique for commercial DMT production, an important initial component of polyester. DMT stands for the chemical name Di-methyl-terephtalate. The new technique, known as the Witten-Katzschmann process, paved the way for polyester's success worldwide.

The process guarantees the special purity of DMT, enabling it to be re-processed easily and in large quantities. The Katzschmann process is still in use today and has been patented many times over.

High-grade synthetic fibers are produced using the intermediate product DMT. DMT is a vital component of many everyday products as well as in trade and industry. It enables the production of high-quality textiles, sheeting and packaging, e.g. PET bottles. It is used in safety belts and also in tennis racket stringing. DMT is also required to manufacture technical synthetics, for example in high-pressure hoses.

Today, DMT is produced by Degussa's Marl-based subsidiary Oxxynova GmbH & Co. KG at the Lulsdorf und Steyerberg facilities. The first DMT plant was built in 1968 in Lulsdorf. With a production output of around 480,000 tons per year, equivalent to a daily output of over 1,300 tons, Degussa is Europe's leading manufacturer of DMT.

July 12, 2007 Degussa

New PMMA Plant of Degussa and Forhouse Goes Onstream in Taiwan - Growth market PMMA Molding Compounds for flat-panel displays

RAG subsidiary Degussa GmbH today started up a new production facility for PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) molding compounds in Taichung, Taiwan, together with its joint venture partner Forhouse Corporation 輔祥実業. Degussa holds a 51 percent share and Forhouse a 49 percent share in the joint venture Degussa Forhouse Optical Polymers Corporation, launched in January 2006. The construction project for the new plant, which manufactures high-quality PMMA for optical applications in flat-panel displays was implemented quickly after a short planning phase.

The plant will have
an initial annual capacity of some 40,000 metric tonnes and is designed for "over the fence" production. Apart from PMMA manufacture, the further processing of lighting modules (backlight units) for flat-panel displays will also be located at this site. The integrated supply chain ensures the continuous supply of the ultra high purity optical-grade material to customers. The PLEXIGLAS® molding compound used to manufacture optical light guides in TFT-LCD (Thin-Film-Transistor Liquid-Crystal Display) flat-panel displays has to meet the most stringent quality requirements to enable perfect illumination of the displays.

輔祥実業 http://www.smartness.com.tw/_japan/1_about/1_company.php


1999年から生産に投入、同年にISO 9001の品質認定を受け、そして国内バックライト工場のトップ三位にも入りました。競争力向上に狙い、精密成形から、金型作り、精密スクリーン印刷まで社内開発生産です。

2008/4/30 Evonik

Divestment of RUTGERS Chemicals completed

Evonik Industries AG, Essen (Germany) has closed
the sale of its subsidiary RUTGERS Chemicals to the financial investor TRITON. It was agreed that the purchase price would not be disclosed.
Following approval by the relevant bodies and the antitrust authorities, the transaction was closed on April 30, 2008.
Evonik decided to divest RUTGERS Chemicals because the group focuses in its Chemicals Business Area on specialty chemicals.

December 4, 2007 Evonik

Evonik Sells RUTGERS Chemicals
TRITON secures growth prospects for the coal tar chemicals business

Evonik Industries AG has signed an agreement for the sale of RUTGERS Chemicals to the financial investor TRITON. The sale price has not been disclosed. The agreement is subject to the approval of Evonik's Supervisory Board and the cartel authorities responsible.
The transaction is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2008.
Says Dr. Alfred Oberholz, a member of the Executive Board of Evonik and chairman of the Supervisory Board of RUTGERS Chemicals:
With the sale to TRITON, we see good development potential for our coal tar chemicals activities. The business has passed into good hands, and all in all we are highly satisfied with the transaction.Adds Oberholz: In the Chemicals Business Area, Evonik focuses on specialty chemicals and had therefore decided to divest RUTGERS Chemicals.
As an internationally operating basic chemicals company, RUTGERS Chemicals is Europe's leading producer of coal tar chemicals and a global raw materials supplier to the aluminum and steel industries.
In 2006 the company generated sales of Euro 650 million and an operating result (EBIT) of about Euro 60 million. Sales revenues of about Euro 700 m are expected for 2007.
The 2006 agreement with employees to safeguard the future of the sites of RUTGERS Chemicals GmbH is an important cornerstone for close collaboration with employee representatives. TRITON explicitly recognizes this agreement.

At company headquarters in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany, RUTGERS Chemicals operates
the world's largest coal tar refinery. Additional facilities are located in Belgium and Canada. The Aromatics Business Area produces pitches for the aluminum and steel industries, industrial oils, and naphthalene for other branches of industry. The Downstream Activities Business Area, which pools the processing expertise of RUTGERS Chemicals, produces products used in, for example, the automotive and construction industries. Additives for the concrete industry and precursors for the paints, adhesives, and sealants industries find global application in high-growth markets.

RUTGERS Chemicals currently has about 950 employees worldwide and production facilities with good transport connections at eight chemical sites in Europe and North America.
TRITON is a leading independent private equity company. It pursues an investment strategy focusing on companies with significant development potential in German-speaking and northern European countries. TRITON operates from local sites in Frankfurt, Stockholm, and London.
TRITON manages funds totaling Euro 1.7 billion with investments from well-known German and international institutional investors. TRITON typically invests in companies worth between Euro 50 million and Euro 1 billion or above.


RÜTGERS Chemicals GmbH is an internationally active base chemicals company. RÜTGERS Chemicals is Europes leading producer of tar chemicals and a global raw materials supplier to the flourishing aluminum and steel industries.

At its headquarters in Castrop-Rauxel, R
ÜTGERS Chemicals operates the worlds largest tar refining plant; other advanced refineries are in operation in Belgium and Canada. The Aromatics Business Area produces pitches from coal tar for the aluminum and steel industries as well as industrial oils and naphthalene for other sectors of industry. The Downstream Activities Business Area pools the processing competence of RÜTGERS Chemicals.

Processed tar products are indispensable as additives for the tire and concrete industries, as intermediates for the dyestuffs industry and in adhesives and sealing compounds throughout the world. R
ÜTGERS Chemicals transforms comprehensive expertise into innovative customer-oriented research and development work. Comprehensive service and logistics services have made RÜTGERS Chemicals a partner of choice for global industries where constantly high quality levels and reliable deliveries are essential.

Throughout the world, R
ÜTGERS Chemicals employs about 1150 specialists, with intelligently networked production facilities at eight sites in Europe and North America supplying chemicals to customers throughout the world by road, rail and sea. All the production facilities are in accordance with the most stringent safety and environmental standards.

Organized as a medium-sized company, R
ÜTGERS Chemicals is well positioned to react rapidly and flexibly to the requirements of the marketplace. The companys business is characterized by secure raw materials management, customer relations that have developed over the decades and long-term delivery contracts. Expertise developed over 150 years, the continuous development of advanced technology and considerable innovative power have made RÜTGERS Chemicals the worlds leading supplier of refined tar products. RÜTGERS Chemicals is continually expanding its position on world markets with an expansion strategy targeting growth regions.

ÜTGERS Chemicals, an innovative tar chemistry company, concentrates on two strong business areas, aromatic production and processing.

At the world
s largest coal tar refinery, the Basic Aromatics business area produces pitches from coal tar for the aluminum and steel industries as well as industrial oils and naphthalene for other sectors of industry.

The Downstream Activities Business Area pools the processing competence of R
ÜTGERS Chemicals. Processed tar products are indispensable as additives for the tire and concrete industries, as intermediates for the dyestuffs industry and in adhesives and sealing compounds throughout the world.

2006 sales

Basic aromatics 50%
Superplasticizers 8%
Performance products 11%
Phythalic anhydride/BTX %
Aromatics chemicals 8%
Trading 14%