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Chemical Industry

Industrial Park Walsrode (IPW)

Site Classification

Key Data

Site Owner
IFF (DDP Specialty Products Germany GmbH & Co. KG)
Site Operator
IFF (DDP Specialty Products Germany GmbH & Co. KG)
Full Service (Plug & Play)
Fenced/Open Site
R&D Support
Total Site Area
87,5 hectares (216 acres)
Total Free Area
24 hectares (60 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
    • The IPW is located in close proximity to the A7 (Hamburg-Hannover) and the A27 (Bremen) motorway.
  • 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 chloride, 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)
    • On-site power plant (process steam, electricity and water)
    • On-site training center
    • On-Site water treatment plant, waste management, maintenance, logistics, shunting services (on-site rail connection), first aid service, security services, plant fire department, company restaurant, engineering, process automation, IT
    • Additional services can be quickly and easily obtained through service providers on site. This way, you can profit from services such as piping construction and insulation.
  • R&D

    • polysaccharide center, polymer characterization, sugar oligomers, analytics, scale-ups
    • Research cooperation / joint projects with universities (specifically in the field of renewable resources)
    • In particular for small and medium-sized chemical and laboratory operations the existing facilities, modern infrastructure and well-organized logistics offer attractive start-up options und development scope.

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

  • IFF (DDP Specialty Products Germany GmbH & Co. KG)

  • 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
  • Viskase (Walsroder Casings GmbH)
  • Wipak Group: Supplies customers in the food industry, the medical sector and in the field of technical applications with highest-quality films
  • EnBW Sales & Solutions GmbH (SSG)

  • IPW Sicherheitsdienst GmbH


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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