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Evonik Degussa Shuts Akron Technical Center

Notch has learned that Evonik Degussa has shut its Akron, Ohio technical service center and research facilities and consolidated those functions into its technical centers in Piscataway, New Jersey and the Kalscheuren facility in Cologne, Germany. According to Evonik’s corporate website, the Akron office had 18 employees. The office served the Inorganic Materials business unit (formerly Advanced Fillers and Pigments).

A spokesperson for Evonik Degussa said of the closure decision, “While we confirm that we are moving our equipment, the consolidation move is by no means a sign of less commitment to the North American market. We are reinforcing and improving our technical service capability by pooling our analytical and non-rubber testing capabilities at Piscataway and our rubber work in Germany where substantial resources are available.”

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