The plant will use a newer, highly energy-efficient production process for a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of molding compound production.

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February 23, 2024

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Rohm opens new PLEXIGLAS production plant
Official commissioning of the new plantby Robert Weber, head of the Röhm Worms site, Hans-Peter Hauck, COO of Röhm, and Siamak Djafarian, head of the Molding Compounds Business Unit of Röhm GmbH.

Röhm is expanding poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) production capacity in Worms, Germany, with the opening of a new plant specifically for PLEXIGLAS molding compounds.

In expanding production capacity for PLEXIGLAS molding compounds at its largest global production site in Worms, Röhm has reached another important milestone in its growth strategy. At an official ceremony, the plant was officially commissioned by Röhm’s COO Hans-Peter Hauck, head of the Worms Site, Robert Weber, and Senior Vice President of the Molding Compounds Business Unit, Siamak Djafarian.

“The strategic expansion of our global PMMA capacities is an important step on our way to becoming the leading methacrylate Verbund,” said Hauck. “Following the expansion of the plant’s capacity in Shanghai last year, we are now further consolidating our market leadership in Europe with this substantial increase in production capacity in Worms.”

The newly constructed plant will employ a newer, highly energy-efficient production process that will see a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of molding compound production.

By increasing its production capacity, Röhm aims to respond to a steadily growing demand, especially from the automotive industry.

Work on expanding production capacity for PLEXIGLAS molding compounds in Worms, including an additional compounding plant for colored products, started in 2022 and is one of Röhm’s key strategic investments. Both the building and the infrastructure for the expansion of production capacity were already in situ.

PLEXIGLAS, the brand PMMA from Röhm, has been established on the market for 90 years and is well-suited for applications where durability, resistance to weather and UV, color fastness, high luminosity, and transparency, as well as hardness and scratch-resistance are key.

The central component of the strategy and the flagship project is the construction of a production plant for methyl methacrylate (MMA) in Bay City, TX where the innovative LiMA technology developed by Röhm is used.

Röhm is the only global manufacturer of MMA and PMMA, complete with downstream compounding, in Asia, North America, and Europe.

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