Dormagen, Germany--Lanxess, the Bayer offshoot, is to expand its polychloroprene rubber plant in Dormagen, Germany. The company said it will invest â‚¬7 million in new process control and "a capacity stretch to 80 000 tonnes per year."
Ingo Fischer, the new global product manager for chloroprene rubber at Lanxess Deutschland GmbH said, "Baypren is still a viable business. Expanding rubber applications like replacement of natural rubber in air springs is a base for solid growth". The company added that it wil expand packaging capacity at theplant, to support increasing use of CR in polyethylene bags.
"Our continuous polymerization technology gives us a particularly strong
edge in efficiency and homogenous product quality", said head of
production, Robert Gnann.
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Press release from Lanxess