Press release
September 25, 2016

Evonik cooperates with AAT to build large aquariums

• Forward integration for large aquariums made of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass

AAT (Advanced Aquarium Technologies), a systems provider for large aquariums, will produce PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass in Guangdong (China) and exclusively incorporate it into its system.

Evonik already supplies PLEXIGLAS® blocks to manufactures of aquariums. The cooperation between Evonik and AAT makes the utilization of large panoramic glazing for aquariums possible for the first time. AAT will start the licensed production under the company name AAT Acrylics on a state-of-the-art production site that was exclusively designed for this purpose.

The PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass that is produced there is used for large visitor aquariums and zoos as panoramic windows, tubes, or tunnels, among other applications.

With this license, AAT has the opportunity to forward integrate itself in the global market for large aquariums and thus operate as a full-service provider on the market.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2015 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €13.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.47 billion.

Evonik Industries has been producing specialty chemical products in the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) since the late 1970’s; with wide-ranging trading relations already in place prior to this in the region. Evonik regards Greater China as one of the driving forces of the global economy and we consequently endeavor to grow our business in the region. The company now has around 3,000 employees in the Greater China region, the regional sales reached over €1.3 billion in 2015.


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