Evonik is building a plant in São Paulo, Brazil to manufacture ingredients for cosmetics and household care. The project will be completed in 2014 and will create around 80 new jobs.
The facility will have a production capacity of around 50,000 metric tons. The ingredient portfolio manufactured at the site will include specialty surfactants, conditioning agents, emollients, emulsifiers, thickeners and fabric softening actives, among others.
The new facility will help the company serve its customers in Brazil, a growing market for both personal care and home care. It currently serves customers in the area through its service and logistics center in Guarulhos, Brazil. The company has increased its sales for in the area in the last few years in addition to establishing an application lab.
Evonik has production facilities for cosmetic ingredients in Europe, the United Sates and Asia. In addition to this project, Evonik is currently building another production plant for ingredients for cosmetics and household consumer goods in Shanghai, China to serve the Asian market.