History of P84® Polyimides

The History of P84® - Evonik Fibres GmbH

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


Start up of the polyimide polymer polycondensation in Lenzing 


New business unit HPP (high performance polymers) was formed


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


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.


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


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