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Antwerp Supports Lanxess’ High-Tech Plastics Ambitions

10:03 AM MDT | September 9, 2011 | —Natasha alperowicz in antwerp

Breuers: Lighter cars will drive demand. Lanxess is gearing up to develop further its semi-crystalline plastics business, comprising Durethan nylon-6 and Pocan polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), mainly to serve the fast-growing automotive industry. The company also has nylon-6,6 in its portfolio as part of a swap deal for adipic acid feedstock. Lanxess does not produce nylon-6,6. Lanxess views its Antwerp site as the “heart” of the company’s high-tech plastics business. The company’s caprolactam plant at the site, recently expanded by 10%...

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