Lanxess evacuates Texas rubber facility as Hurricane Rita nears

By Liz White, ERJ staff
Orange, Texas-Employees at Lanxess Corp.’s Orange facility, which makes polybutadiene rubber, ethylene propylene rubber, and Therban hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber-evacuated the site at the end of the last shift on 21 Sept.

Lanxess said it based this decision on the latest area weather reports, following Orange County’s announcement of a voluntary evacuation beginning 22 Sept. The rubber producer added that a “core group of trained employees will remain at the site to oversee operations unless the evacuation becomes mandatory.”

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