Germany: Debottlenecking Projekt Lanxess Expands Capacity for Corrosion Inhibitor Products

Editor: Alexander Stark

Lanxess has completed a debottlenecking project resulting in a 15 % increase in global production capacity of its Additin RC 4000 series of corrosion inhibition additives. The additional capacities are a result of process synergies realized following the 2017 acquisition of Chemtura Corporation.

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The debottlenecking project launched after Lanxess acquired Chemtura Corporation in 2017 provides additional capacities.
The debottlenecking project launched after Lanxess acquired Chemtura Corporation in 2017 provides additional capacities.
(Source: Lanxess)

Cologne/Germany — The increased footprint from the acquisition, allowed the company to unlock process synergies between their production sites in Mannheim, Germany and West Hill, Canada to increase output of their corrosion inhibitors products to meet market demand and further enhance the global production network, said Martin Saewe, Head of the Lubricant Additives business line in Lanxess’ Additives (ADD) business unit. The global corrosion inhibitor market is growing and there was increasing demand for specialty additives products, Saewe adds.

The manufacturer’s Additin Corrosion Inhibition (CI) product range includes calcium sulfonate, carboxylate, succinic acid, and phosphoric acid-based specialty products. They work by being adsorbed on the polar metal surface to form a water-repellent and protective film that protects against corrosion. Main applications include power transmission oils, industrial oils, metalworking fluids, anti-corrosion oils, and greases.

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