Lanxess: Production Milestone in China
On April 24 this year Semi-Crystalline Products business unit of Lanxess, Leverkusen, Germany, reached a milestone when production of high-tech plastics at the company’s compounding facility in Wuxi, China, passed the 100,000-ton mark. The facility, which has been in operation since January 2006, compounds Durethan (polyamide 6 and 66) and Pocan (polybutylene terephthalate and its blends) for the entire Asia-Pacific region. “This production capability formed the basis for the rapid expansion of our business in the Asia-Pacific region and has resulted in one of Lanxess biggest success stories in the last five years. It is also a tribute to the successful transfer of technology and production know-how from Germany to China,” explains Dr. Hubert Fink, head of Semi-Crystalline Products. Lanxess only recently announced plans to increase the capacity of its compounding facility by almost 50% to around 60,000t/a by mid-2011.
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