Arlanxeo to Expand CR Production Capacities
Strong Demand for Chloroprene Rubber Worldwide
Arlanxeo, Maastricht, the Netherlands, one of the world’s leading suppliers of synthetic elastomers, is expanding its global chloroprene rubber (CR) production at the site in Dormagen, Germany. The production capacity there will be increased to as much as 70,000 tons per year overall that will be available to the market already during the first quarter of 2019. The company is investing an upper single-digit million in the expansion project overall.
The capacity expansion will be undertaken from Q2 2018. Within the expansion a production line will be renewed and equipped with new reactors, having a higher capacity. This ensures Arlanxeo to optimize its existing processes and make its production processes more flexible.
Demand for chloroprene rubbers is growing by about four percent per year, particularly in Asia and especially in Greater China. Products with special properties are in particularly strong demand worldwide.
Arlanxeo Holding B.V.
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