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Lanxess to Expand EPDM Finishing Technology at Orange, TX

8:31 AM MDT | October 26, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Lanxess says it will expand finishing technology for ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) rubber at its Orange, TX facility. The company says it will spend about $7 million on the project, which is expected to be completed in the third-quarter of 2012. Construction is currently underway.   The Orange facility currently has the capacity to produce about 60,000 m.t./year of EPDM rubber. Lanxess became the world’s largest producer of EPDM when it acquired DSM’s elastomers business in April 2011 for $411 million. The deal increased Lanxess’...

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