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Lanxess Expands Rubber Capacity in Germany and U.S.

8:00 AM MDT | April 11, 2011 | Ian Young

Lanxess says it will expand capacity for hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) at Orange, TX and Leverkusen by 40%. The company markets HNBR under the Therban brand name. Lanxess says it will invest "a low single-digit million euro amount" in the expansion. Work on the expansion has begun at both sites. The Leverkusen project is due for completion in April 2012 and the expansion at Orange is scheduled to be completed by December 2012. Current capacities were not disclosed. The HNBR market is growing at double-digit rates annually, Lanxess says...

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