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Lanxess expands plastics production in North Carolina

7:00 AM MDT | August 15, 2014 | —Lindsay Frost

Lanxess has announced 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 capacity, 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 Durethan nylon and Pocan polybutylene terephthalate plastics for automotive engineers designing lighter-weight components to replace metal parts in cars. “The United States is the leading market for high-tech plastics...

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