Europe's largest plant for industrial resins was opened in Castrop-Rauxel in mid-August. Rain Carbon Inc. has invested 60 million euros in the new facility on the former Rütgers site. Economics and Digital Affairs Minister Professor Dr. Andreas Pinkwart explained that the inaugurated plant for hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins is a prime example of the innovative spirit of the chemical industry in North Rhine-Westphalia.
50,000 tons of the pollutant-free resins are to be produced per year, covering 10-15% of the world market capacity. They are used in food packaging or baby diapers, but mainly in the adhesives industry.
The strategically favorable location in the Ruhr region is also interesting for European customers who have been importing water-clear resins from Asia and can now use a shorter and more cost-effective supply chain.