Cognis Expands Jinshan Chemicals Production Plant

Germany-based Cognis Deutschland GmbH
& Co. KG’s Process Chemicals business unit has invested US$4.9 million to update its Jinshan,
China, plant and expand production capacity there for textile and leather intermediates and final
blends, as well as the range of products, including scouring agents, degreasing agents, softeners
in pill form and fatliquors.

“By building new production facilities and modernizing our process technologies, we have now
further improved our ability to serve our customers, both in China and throughout Asia, keeping
pace with the continued economic growth in the region,” said Xiaolan Wang, Ph.D., head of textile
technology, Greater China.

January/February 2007