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Lanxess to Expand Thionyl Chloride Capacity in India

10:25 AM MDT | September 26, 2011

Lanxess plans to increase capacity of thionyl chloride by 20% at its Nagda, India facility. The expansion is expected to be completed in the second half of 2012. The project will involve a single-digit million-euro investment, the company says. Thionyl chloride is an intermediate used to manufacture agchems, dyestuffs, fine chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Demand for the products is growing rapidly in India and Lanxess anticipates consistent growth there in the future, says Hubert Fink, head of the advanced industrial intermediates business unit at...

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