Lanxess to close Rhein-Chemie New Jersey plant

Leverkusen, Germany –Lanxess AG plans to close the Trenton, New Jersey, factory of its Rhein-Chemie Rheinau polymer additives business as part of a consolidation to imrpove its US rubber business.

The company said the action will affect the 76 employees in Trenton, where a warehouse wil be retained.

The firm said it is cost-pohibitive to upgrade the Trenton plant. The facility was a Wyrough & Loser Inc. plant when Bayer AG bought that company in 1987 and merged it with its Rhein-Chemie operations. The factory had opened…

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