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Lanxess to Expand Menthol Capacity in Germany

1:36 PM MST | January 18, 2011 | Ian Young

Lanxess says it will expand production capacity for menthol at its Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany site for completion in the first half of 2012. Synthetic menthol is a key component in aromas and pharmaceutical products, and demand for the product is strong, Lanxess says. The company announced the menthol project at a groundbreaking ceremony for a previously announced formalin plant at Krefeld-Uerdingen. The combined investment for the two plants is about €40 million. Lanxess says its entire manufacturing process for menthol is "coordinated" under...

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