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Lanxess expands cresol plant in Germany

5:02 AM MST | November 15, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Lanxess says it has completed the expansion of its cresol production plant at Leverkusen and has begun operating a newly constructed reaction system as well as a second distillation column. The expansion increases capacity for this intermediate for the global market by about 20%, Lanxess says. Lanxess invested about €20 million ($26.8 million) in the new units, which took nearly 18 months to build. Agrochemicals are among the fields of application for cresols; they are also used in the manufacture of vitamin E, aroma chemicals, resins, and flame retardants...

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