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Lanxess opens high-tech plastics plant in Changzhou, China

October 16/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Lanxess, specialty chemicals company, recently inaugurated a plant in Changzhou, China, which will act as a compounding facility to produce Durethan and Pocan branded high-tech plastics, said Autotechreview.

These materials will be focussed especially for the automotive sector, as well as the electrical and electronics industry.

The entire production system at the new Lanxess Changzhou facility has been designed to be intelligent - from batching, hot melting, mixing, cooling, granulating, pellet cooling to palletizing. The batching system adopts multiple continuous loss-in-weight feeders to realise continuous production, while the pellet processing system can conduct feeding and convey in a fully automated manner. The company also said that 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.

Lanxess has also equipped this plant with state-of-the-art technologies with regard to environmental standards, as is the case with all its new production sites. The Changzhou plant incorporates various innovative measures in environmental protection. It includes latest mixers with high performance, low energy consumption and efficient wastewater; waste gas and dust treatment systems for clean production process with low energy consumption; low material consumption and fewer pollutants.

Hubert Fink, Member, Board of Management, Lanxess, said this facility was built to address several strategically vital markets. In the automotive industry, lightweight materials become ever more important in new mobility, he added. Fink noted that at the same time, the electrical and electronics sector sees an increasing need for best-in-class flame retardant, easy flow and easily processable grades.

With the new plant, the company is responding to the trend towards the increased use of lightweight materials, noted Michael Zobel, Head, High Performance Materials business unit, Lanxess. He said Lanxess is committed to this long-term development.

As MRC reported earlier, in December 2017, Lanxess announced the expansion of its Additives segment and plans to acquire the phosphorus chemicals business with a US production site from Belgian chemical group Solvay. Both companies signed an agreement to this effect.

Lanxess is a leading specialty chemicals company with 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. Through Arlanxeo, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, Lanxess is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:compounding, compounds, Lanxess.
Category:General News
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