Chemical Industry

IndustriePark Walsrode

Site Classification

Key Data

Site Owner
Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH
Site Operator
Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH
Full Service (Plug & Play)
Fenced/Open Site
R&D Support
Total Site Area
130 hectares (321 acres)
Total Free Area
30 hectares (74 acres)
Number of Permanent Staff
Number of Companies On-Site

Key Benefits for Investors

  • Infrastructure

    • In-park railsystem is connected to the national rail network
    • Close to three airports and seaports
    • Direct highway access
  • Raw Materials On-Site

    • Largest Nitrocellulose storage in Europe, cellulose fleece, sulfuric - nitric acid, formic acid, acetic acid, caustic soda, ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, methyl cloride, ethanol, isopropanol, glycerine, polymeric resins e.g. polyamide, polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyester (PET), EVOH, Ionomer, polymer additives, printing inks, 2-component adhesives
  • Services/Utilities

    • Utilities required for chemical production (“plug & play” chemical park concept)
    • Own power station for power and steam on-site
    • Largest training center for apprentices in northern Germany (250 p.a.)
    • Waste water treatment, Engineering, Process Automation, Maintenance, Environment-, Health- and Safety-Services, IT
  • R&D

    • R&D center for polysaccharides (analytics, polymer characterization) and infrastructure for sugar oligomers
    • Laboratory facilites to evaluate film properties and film structures
    • Free lab space

Target Investors

  • small to medium-sized enterprises for cellulose chemistry, functional food, renewables, packaging and films processing, chemical specialities, biobased materials and recycling
  • companies demanding great flexibility, cost-transparency and competitiveness for all services provided

Potential Business Partners

  • Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft
  • Epurex Films (Covestro AG): Development, production and sale of high-quality polyurethane films, breathable membrane films and versatile hot-melt adhesive films
  • Walsroder Casings
  • Wipak Group: Supplies customers in the food industry, the medical sector and in the field of technical applications with highest-quality films

Partners of Site

  • ChemCoast chemical sites cluster in Northern German
  • VCI
  • Wirtschaftsförderung Deltaland (regional business development agency and service partner site marketing)
  • Industrie- und Wirtschaftsverein Heidekreis (regional business association)
  • Competence Center Polysaccaride, R&D
  • European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence
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