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Lanxess expands ion resin capacity

12:35 PM MDT | April 10, 2013

Lanxess is investing about €10 million ($13 million) at the company’s Leverkusen site to build a production line for weakly acidic cationic exchange resins of the Lewatit brand and a facility for food-grade filling and packaging. One key area of application for the ion exchange resins is cartridges for domestic water filter systems: they remove unwanted calcium and magnesium salts, and lead and copper ions from mains water and release other harmless substances in their place, Lanxess says. Construction work has begun and is due to be completed by mid-2014...

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