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Lanxess expands plastics production in North Carolina

8:49 AM MDT | August 13, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

Lanxess announced today that it is expanding its Gastonia, NC, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The company will invest about $15 million to double the existing capacity, from 20,000 m.t./year to 40,000 m.t./year. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of the year and be completed in early 2016. The facility produces high-tech plastics Durethan polyamide and Pocan polybutylene terephthalate for automotive engineers designing lighter-weight plastic components to replace metal parts in cars. “The...

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