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Chemical Industry

Chemical Industrial Park Knapsack

Site Classification

Key Data

Site Owner
InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG
Site Operator
InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG
Full Service (Plug & Play)
Fenced/Open Site
R&D Support
Total Site Area
180 hectares (445 acres)
Total Free Area
45 hectares (111 acres)
Number of Permanent Staff
Number of Companies On-Site

Key Benefits for Investors

  • Infrastructure
    Excellent rail and road connection, container terminal with rail loading facilities on-site, connection to european chemical pipeline network, connection to Rhine-river ports Köln Godorf and Köln Niehl.
  • Raw Materials On-Site
    Ethylene, propylene, chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl chloride, dichlorethane, hydrogen chloride, acetic acid, phosphor, chloroacetic acid, hydrogen
  • Services/Utilities

    • Full service “Plug&Play” site
    • High quality energy supply (electricity and steam), industrial gases, demineralized water, cooling water, 2 waste water treatment, plants on-site, analytical services, industrial maintainance, engineering & contracting, approval
  • R&D

    • Around 100 chemistry or related study programs are offered at universities and professional colleges in the region
    • R&D operations on-site: Clariant, nova-Institut, i&f Process

Target Investors

  • Producers of organic and inorganic chemicals
  • Producers of polysilicon, paper&board, glass as well as other power intensive process industries
  • Companies requiring chlorine as a raw material.
  • Polymer producers and converters e.g. polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinylchloride
  • Producers of crop protection agents
  • Industrial biotech synthesis e.g. bio plastics, PLA, natural fiber reinforced plastics as well as bioenergy (biofuels, biogas)

Potential Business Partners

  • Bayer CropScience: Plant protection products
  • CABB: Producer of monochloraecetic acid and derivates
  • Clariant: Special chemicals like halogen free flame retardants, runway deicer, R&D for environmental friendly flame retardants
  • E-On Energy from waste: RDF power plant
  • LyondellBasell Industries: Producer of polypropylene
  • Nexans SuperConductors: R&D and production of materials and components based on high temperature superconductors
  • Praxair Deutschland: Industrial gas producer
  • Statkraft: Gas and steam power plant
  • Thermphos: Produces phosphorus products (phosphorus penta sulfide), additive product for lubricants
  • Vinnolit: Producer of polyvinyl chloride, hydrogen caustic soda, chlorine

Partners of Site

  • Member of ChemCologne e.V.
  • regional chemical site cluster,
  • VCI, HyCologne, St@art Hürth, CLIB 2021
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