Evonik expands capacity for high-purity C13 alcohol isotridecanol
Evonik has expanded its production capacity for the high-purity C13 alcohol isotridecanol (ITDA) at the Marl Chemical Park. This will enable the specialty chemicals group to continue to build on its position as one of the world’s most important manufacturers of this product and to grow with its customers.
The high-purity C13 alcohol is an important intermediate product in the production of surface-active substances (so-called surfactants). They are used, for example, in high-quality industrial applications such as cleaning and lubricants. Another application of ITDA is in the form of special esters, found in high-quality paints and lacquer resins.
“ITDA is a real petrochemical specialty. With this quality, which contains almost 100 percent C13 alcohols, we offer our customers a particularly high-quality product,” says Hinnerk G. Becker, Market Segment Manager for Specialties at Evonik Performance Intermediates. “In line with our motto ‘Chemistry4People®’, we offer ITDA, as with all petrochemical specialties, a reliable partnership of equals for both existing and new customers, enhanced by modern digital business and cooperation opportunities”.