Lanxess to build new production plant for high-performance plastics

Expansion for high-performance plastics in full swing

Lanxess is highly backward integrated in the value chain of high-performance plastics. The company produces the precursors for its engineering plastics, like glass fibers for the PA and PBT compounds and the polyamide 6 monomer caprolactam, all in its own plants.

In recent years, Lanxess has continuously expanded its compounding capacities so that the company can process most of the intermediates it produces into high-performance plastics itself in its global plant network. The specialty chemicals company is currently also building a new compounding plant in Changzhou, China, which is scheduled to come on stream in the second quarter of 2019.

Global production network

The business unit High Performance Materials operates a global production network at the following locations: Dormagen (Research & Development), Krefeld-Uerdingen (PA 6 Polymerization, Compounding), Hamm-Uentrop (PBT Polymerization, Compounding), Brilon (Tepex Production and Development), all Germany; Antwerp, Belgium (PA 6 Polymerization); Wuxi, China (Compounding); Jhagadia, India (Compounding); Gastonia, USA (Compounding); and Porto Feliz, Brazil (Compounding).

Lanxess is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 74 production sites worldwide. The core business of Lanxess is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. Lanxess is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

Source: Lanxess