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Lanxess starts up largest leather chemicals plant in China

8:03 AM MDT | April 16, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Lanxess says it has started up the previously announced leather chemicals plant in the Changzhou Yangtze Riverside Industrial Park, in China. The plant, with a production capacity of 50,000 m.t./year, is the largest of its kind in China and will strengthen Lanxess’s position as a leather chemicals provider in the local market, the company says. Lanxess invested €30 million ($39 million) in the facility, which employs about 150 people. China is the world’s single largest leather chemical market, and the new plant will produce the full range of...

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