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Evonik at 2010 CPhI China

June 1, 2010,Shanghai

- Evonik’s new production facility of Precious Metal Powder Catalysts in Shanghai enables us to better serve the local market

- Addressing the global megatrends, Evonik is committed to market demand of preventive healthcare and medical treatment for a better life of human beings

- CPhI 2010 (June 2-4 in Shanghai) , Evonik Booth No: E1B08

Evonik Industries is exhibiting its leading high performance chemical catalyst and pharmaceutical excipient product portfolio, the former supplied from a brand new manufacturing plant in Xinzhuang, at this year’s CPhI China in Shanghai.

High Performance Catalysts and Extended Range of Services Available in Shanghai, China Now

Evonik’s Precious Metal Powder Catalysts (PMPC) are used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and industrial chemicals, where performance criteria such as high selectivity, activity and filterability are demanded. As a worldwide leader in Precious Metal Powder Catalysts, Evonik currently has manufacturing facilities in Germany, Japan, Brazil and the US. The new production facility in Xinzhuang, Shanghai will officially start up on June 9, 2010. With this new plant Evonik can now serve the China market directly from local production, enabling to address customer requirements immediately, completely and locally. Especially the on-site Applied Technology Service and shorter lead times will be important benefits for customers. To further optimize the supply chain efficiency for its customers, Evonik also offers the recycling of precious metals from spent catalysts in China through its existing partnership with Heraeus (www.heraeus.com). Thus the combination of the most extended range of high performing catalysts and the comprehensive service portfolio help Evonik’s customers to generate more value in their processes.

Besides Precious Metal Powder Catalysts, Evonik is also exhibiting its Activated Base Metal Catalysts (ABMC), which is known as skeletal catalysts for slurry type reactions that are carried out in batch or semi-batch mode, used in the pharmaceuticals and food industries, as well as in fine and industrial chemicals.

Over the past 40 years, Evonik has gained broad expertise and knowhow in chemical catalysts. Evonik is a leading supplier of catalytic system solutions. It offers an extensive range of catalysts in a single source, as well as integrated services for the development and manufacturing of catalysts for customers in the life sciences, fine chemicals, industrial chemicals, chemical intermediates, and polymers industries. For more information about our chemicals catalysts, welcome to visit www.evonik.com/catalysts

Strategic business partner for the pharmaceutical industry with one-stop solution

It has been over half a century since the first EUDRAGIT® product of Evonik’s Business Line Pharma Polymers was launched to the market. As the worldwide well-known trademark in the industry, EUDRAGIT® product portfolio has been continuously developed over the years, and is used for various pharmaceutical applications. "Now we want to become the strategic business partners of our customers, rather than just a provider of excipient. “ Yu Ding, Business Director of Pharma Polymers China Region said, “With the newly established technical service centre in 2009, we are committed to provide high quality products and full-range solutions to our customers of pharmaceutical industry in China in the future." Leveraging on the value-added technical service centre, we ensure increased efficiency in the customers’ R&D and manufacturing process, reduced time to market and professional management of product's life cycle.
Besides the EUDRAGIT® products, Evonik’s Business Line Pharma Polymers also offers the related services include advanced technical support, formulation development, proof of concept, GMP services, advanced drug delivery along the value chain of our customers.
For over 50 years Evonik has proven our reliability as a quality partner to the pharmaceutical industry. For more information, please visit www.evonik.cn/eudragit


About Evonik
Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2 billion.

Evonik Industries has been producing specialty chemical products in China since the early 1990’s; with wide-ranging trading relations already in place prior to this. The Group now has a total of 20 companies and 16 production sites in the region. Evonik regards China as one of the driving forces of the global economy, and we consequently intend to increase our business in Greater China to around €2 billion in the medium term.

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In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.

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