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Lanxess Expands Glass In Antwerp

by Marc S. Reisch
September 12, 2011 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 89, ISSUE 37

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Cut glass fibers fall from a hopper at Lanxess’ Antwerp plant.
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Credit: Lanxess
Cut glass fibers fall from a hopper at Lanxess’ Antwerp plant.

Lanxess will spend $21 million to increase glass fiber capacity in Antwerp, Belgium, by 10% to 60,000 metric tons per year. Earlier this year, the firm completed a $49 million expansion of the nylon intermediate caprolactam, increasing capacity at the site by 10% to 200,000 metric tons. Both projects will satisfy growing demand for fiber-re­inforced plastics used in the electronics and automotive markets, Lanxess says.

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