(chemeurope) -- Specialty chemicals
company Lanxess is strengthening its butyl rubber plant in Zwijndrecht,
Belgium. The company has significantly invested to expand the production
capacity of the existing plant and to build two new pilot plants for the
development of production technology for butyl rubber.
LANXESS is one of
the world’s largest producers of butyl rubber, which is mainly used in the
production of tires. The biggest share of butyl rubber produced in Zwijndrecht
is premium halobutyl rubber.
“This investment underpins the major role
that our butyl rubber production here in Zwijndrecht plays in our global
strategy. Our plans for continued growth are founded on innovation and
technology that serves the global megatrends – with the primary focus on
solutions for sustainable mobility,” said Axel C. Heitmann, Chairman of the
Board of Management at Lanxess, during the official opening ceremony.