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Lanxess Expands Capacity in Germany

12:49 PM MST | November 10, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Lanxess says it will invest €35 million ($46 million) to expand production capacity at its basic chemical facilities at Leverkusen, Germany. Capacity for cresols and their derivatives, as well as monochlorobenzene, will be increased by 60%. Completion is scheduled by the beginning of 2010. The products are used as starting materials in the production of agchems, polymers, surface coatings, and pigments. “The markets for these chemicals are in a strong period of consolidation and Lanxess is helping to shape this process actively,” says board...

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