Volume 89 Issue 16 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 18, 2011

Lanxess Expanding Specialty Rubber

Department: Business
Keywords: hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber, automotive, oil field
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A toothed motorcycle belt made with hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber.
Credit: Lanxess
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A toothed motorcycle belt made with hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber.
Credit: Lanxess

Lanxess is boosting capacity for its Therban hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber by 40% at plants in Orange, Texas, and Leverkusen, Germany. The company has already begun work and expects to have the capacity on-line by the end of 2012. Lanxess says the investment will be in the “low single-digit euro amount” and add about 15 new jobs. Therban rubber resists degradation by fuels and ozone.

 
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