Evonik recently reduced production capacity for superabsorbents by 40,000 metric tons to 530,000 meric tons per year. The production lines concerned are those at the Garyville and Greensboro (North Carolina, USA) sites, two of Evonik’s five superabsorbents production sites worldwide. “With this measure we’re adapting to demand trends. We plan to take the opportunity to bring capacity to the technological state of the art and to start up the lines again in 1 – 2 years” says Norbert Westerholt, head of the Baby Care Business Line at Evonik. Evonik is pursuing the goal of remaining a reliable, competitive, and innovative partner of superabsorbents customers over the long term. As one of the leading suppliers of superabsorbents, Evonik is established as a reliable, innovative and long-term partner in the superabsorbents industry.