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Lanxess to Expand Thionyl Chloride Capacity in India

12:31 AM MDT | September 8, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Lanxess says it will increase production capacity of thionyl chloride by 20% at its facility at Nagda, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, and the expansion will be completed in the second half of 2012. The project will involve a single-digit euro million investment, Lanxess says. Thionyl chloride is an important intermediate used for manufacturing agchems, dyestuffs, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, Lanxess says. “Indian demand [for thionyl chloride] has grown significantly by 8% in the recent years and we are expecting a continuation of consistent...

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