Lanxess is building a new facility for the production of prepolymers at its site in Porto Feliz, Brazil. The Urethane Systems business unit is investing a single-digit million dollar amount to expand its prepolymer production capacity, which is scheduled to come on stream in the first half of 2019. Current production at the Rio Claro site, about 200 kilometers away, will be terminated.
Cologne/Germany — The specialty chemicals company will thus be managing its entire polyurethane business for South America from Porto Feliz. Dr. Markus Eckert, Head of the Urethane Systems business unit said that South America was an important cornerstone in their global network and the company was committed to the Brazilian and South American markets.
Lanxess Urethane Systems business unit is a systems provider to the global PU industry with expertise in cast elastomers, coatings, adhesives and sealants. The portfolio includes conventional and low free isocyanate prepolymers, and special aqueous polyurethane dispersions (PUDs). Furthermore catalysts and curing agents for cast elastomers, and technologies for coatings, adhesives and sealants are offered to design full systems. A special focus is placed on solvent-free, monomer-free, and easy-to-use blocked systems. The Urethane Systems business operates production facilities and application development centers in major economic regions, including Brazil, the USA, India, China, Australia, Italy and England.