Lanxess plans Chinese halobutyl rubber plant, rationalisation

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Cologne, Germany-Lanxess plans to build a halobutyl rubber plant in China, according to officials of the Bayer AG rubber, chemicals and plastics firm, which is due to separate from the group by early 2005. The fledgling firm is also looking to further rationalise its rubber and rubber chemicals operations, the officials indicated at a 15 June press event in Cologne.

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