On December 10, the annual production of 9000 tons of fumed silica project of Evonik was officially started in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. The project is jointly constructed by Xin'an group and Evonik Degussa (China) Investment Co., Ltd. It is the first fumed silica project of Evonik in China, and also the project with the highest proportion of shares held by Chinese enterprises in the domestic fumed silica market.
With a total investment of 470 million yuan, the project is expected to build a production plant area of more than 27000 square meters and start operation in the second quarter of 2021. Evonik group is one of the world's leading silicon dioxide manufacturers, and also the inventor and innovator of fumed silica. Xin'an group is one of the leading enterprises in the domestic chemical industry, with glyphosate and organosilicon as the core business, with the industry-leading cost and scale advantages. Both sides regard each other as a strong partner and hope to enhance the position of fumed silica business in the Chinese market through cooperation.
Fumed silica, also known as fumed silica, is the earliest nano powder material with the most extensive scale production and use so far. It is widely used in silica gel products, medicine, food, lubricating oil, daily chemical and other industries, especially in the field of silicone rubber, which has an irreplaceable position. Its added value is also significantly higher than precipitated silica.
At present, the global fumed silica market is mainly dominated by foreign enterprises such as Cabot, Wacker, Evonik and Deshan chemical. With the rapid growth of China's fumed silica market, the other three international giants have set up joint ventures in China. The implementation of the project invested by Xin'an group in China also means that the four global giants of fumed silica have settled in China. The commencement of the new project will help to enhance the industrial scale and position of Xin'an group.