Specialty chemicals company Lanxess officially inaugurated its new plant in Changzhou, China. The compounding facility produces Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech plastics, especially for the automotive sector and the electrical and electronics industry.
Cologne/Germany; Changzhou/China — In the automotive industry, lightweight materials become ever more important in new mobility. At the same time, the electrical & electronics sector sees an increasing need for best-in-class flame retardant, easy flow and easily processable grades. With their new plant in Changzhou, Lanxess is responding to the trend towards the increased use of lightweight materials.
Intelligent production is a substantial highlight of the new plant, the company announced. From batching, hot melting, mixing, cooling, granulating, pellet cooling to palletizing, the entire system is designed to be intelligent. For example, the batching system adopts multiple continuous loss-in-weight feeders to realize continuous production. The pellet processing system can conduct feeding and convey in a fully automated manner. The high-temperature plastic strands from the extruder can automatically enter a cooling bath for full cooling, before being sent to the automatic conveyor, and then to the pelletizer for granulation.
Furthermore, the new plant incorporates various innovative measures in environmental protection such as state-of-the-art mixers with high performance and low energy consumption and efficient waste water, waste gas and dust treatment systems to achieve a clean production process with low energy consumption, low material consumption and less pollutants.