Lanxess Expands Glass In Antwerp | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 37 | p. 13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 12, 2011

Lanxess Expands Glass In Antwerp

Department: Business
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: glass fiber, caprolactam, plastics
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Cut glass fibers fall from a hopper at Lanxess’ Antwerp plant.
Credit: Lanxess
Cut glass fibers fall from a hopper at Lanxess' glass fiber plant in Antwerp
 
Cut glass fibers fall from a hopper at Lanxess’ Antwerp plant.
Credit: Lanxess

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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