Germany: Specialty Compounds Lanxess Invests Eight Million Dollars for Expanding Production Capacities
With an annual capacity of up to 10,000 metric tonnes, the company has set up a new production line for thermoplastic specialty compounds in Germany.
Cologne/Germany – Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has now commissioned a new production line for the manufacture of specialty compounds at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site. The company has invested approximately eight million dollars in expanding the production capacities of its engineering plastics. Lanxess is thus expanding its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers and developers of high-performance compounds based on polyamide 6, polyamide 66 and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT).
The new line has an annual capacity of up to 10,000 metric tonnes. At the Krefeld-Uerdingen site, it complements the compounding lines designed for the production of Durethan polyamide compounds and PBT compounds of the Pocan brand.
The new production line includes a high-performance twin-screw extruder with a modern raw material feeding, precise dosing and an efficient cooling and classifying technology. The line is suitable for the production of compounds with high mineral content, which are used in thermally conductive housing parts, for example for the miniaturization of electronic assemblies.
In addition to its German sites in Krefeld-Uerdingen and Hamm-Uentrop, Lanxess operates compounding lines in all relevant economic regions worldwide to supply its international customers – for example in Wuxi, China, Jhagadia, India, Gastonia, USA, and Porto Feliz, Brazil. In 2019, Lanxess will open another compounding plant in Changzhou, China, with an annual capacity of around 25,000 metric tonnes. With its world scale production facilities in Krefeld-Uerdingen and Antwerp, the specialty chemicals group is one of the world’s largest producers of polyamide 6 base resins.