History of P84® Polyimides

The History of P84® - Evonik Fibres GmbH

1983 Start of the R&D project, part of Lenzing AG central research & development unit 


1985 
Start up of the polyimide polymer polycondensation in Lenzing 


1991 
New business unit HPP (high performance polymers) was formed


1992 
Stop of the joint venture Lenzing AG – Albany International Research (aircraft interiors based on P84® fibres)


1994 
The P84® powder business as well as the stock shape manufacturer Sintimid GmbH was sold to Ensinger/Germany


1996 january 
Exclusive worldwide distribution agreement of Procon Fibres manufactured by Toyobo except Japan and Korea.


1996 
The P84® polyimide business HPP was acquired by Inspec Group a management buyout of British Petroleum Special Chemicals, Imitech Fibres as separate company was founded


1998 
The company name was changed to Inspec Fibres GmbH 


1998 August 
Inspec Fibres was acquired by the UK based chemicals company Laporte 


2001 July 
Part of Degussa (Advanced Polymer Shapes (Plexiglas) – Films& Foams


2006 January  
Part of Degussa BU HP (High Performance Polymers)


2007 September  
Part of the Evonik Business Unit Performance Polymers