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Lanxess to Hike Cresols Capacity at Leverkusen Complex

9:18 AM MST | March 2, 2012

Breuers: Sustainable market growth. Lanxess says its advanced industrial intermediates business will expand capacity for cresols at Leverkusen by a further 20%. The €20-million ($27 million) project is due for completion in mid-2013. Current and planned capacity for cresols were not disclosed. Cresols are used to make vitamin E, resins, flame retardants, and agchems. “We expect sustainable market growth with cresols and have aligned our long-term planning to this,” Lanxess board member Werner Breuers says. Lanxess completed a 60% capacity hike in...

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