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Lanxess Eyes Sites For Rubber Project

10:05 AM MDT | July 11, 2007 | DR

Lanxess says it is evaluating three possible sites in Southeast Asia for a €400-million ($540 million) project to build a butyl rubber manufacturing plant: Singapore; Kuantan, Malaysia; and Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The plant will be designed to meet growing regional demand. “It would be the largest investment in the history of our company,” says Lanxess chairman Axel Heitmann. “In the next few months we will hold talks with possible host locations to determine the feasibility of construction of a new plant. Should we decide upon a location...

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