ERJ staff report (TP)
Hamburg, Germany – Lehmann & Voss announced that its Luvomaxx range’s partner JiangXi Black Cat has opened its eighth production facility for furnace black and carbon black in Jining, Shandong province, China.
The new plant in Jining commenced production in mid-March 2014 initially with two lines each producing 40 kilotonnes (kt) of reinforcing furnace black. An additional line for reinforcing and another for semi-reinforcing carbon black are set to be added by the end of 2014.
When investment is complete, the plan is to operate a total of four lines at 40 kt of active carbon black and one line at 40 kt of semi-active carbon black, giving a total capacity of 200,000 tonnes. The “largest manufacturer of furnace black“ in China will then have an overall capacity of 1.09m tonnes and “should therefore occupy at least the number four position in the world rankings“.
Lehmann & Voss has been selling chemical and mineral raw materials, additives and speciality plastics for more than 100 years. It has a total of seven business units offering an extensive range of services worldwide to cover sourcing, development production, sales and logistics.