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