Leverkusen/Germany – “With the new facility and an expanded range of innovative products based on leading German technologies, we can help our customers to meet their growth targets,” said Rainier van Roessel, Member of the Board of Management at Lanxess. Construction will begin in the second quarter of 2013. Production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2015.
State–of–the–Art Pigment Production for Chinese Market
The German chemical company plans to manufacture high-quality iron oxide red pigments at the new plant using an advanced Penniman process. “With our innovative production process, we are raising the bar for the production of iron oxide pigments, particularly in terms of water treatment, waste gas cleaning and energy consumption,” said Jörg Hellwig, head of the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit. “Furthermore, the new facility strengthens our global production network of plants in Germany, China and Brazil,” he added. IPG will market the red pigments with their yellowish cast globally under the well-known product name Bayferrox. Key customers are in the paints and coatings industry, but also the construction and plastics industries.