1930 - 1939 The Sower

1931

In 1931 the production program is expanded by constructing an acetic anhydride production plant, which manufactures this substance from acetic acid, according to own methods. Anhydride is needed for producing acetate rayon.

 

A new large scale workshop is built in the same year.

 

A pipeline for acetaldehyde is built connecting the works and the harbor site in Wesseling on the Rhine and an aldehyde tank farm for transporting aldehyde in tanker-barges is also constructed.

1934

Knapsack introduces granulated calcium cyanamide to the market for the first time.

1935

The dedication of an own apprentice workshop in the newly constructed main workshop takes place on 1 December 1935.

1936

A plant is commissioned in 1936 that attains acetic acid and acetic anhydride from acetaldehyde in a one step process.

1938

Knapsack builds a partially enclosed carbide furnace that enables the partial recovery and utilization of the byproduct carbon monoxide. The works have over 2,000 staff members.

Silhouette 1932

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time. 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time.