Issue Date: June 4, 2012
Lanxess Ups Polymers In Belgium, France
Lanxess will spend close to $95 million to build a 90,000-metric-ton-per-year nylon 6 facility at its complex in Antwerp, Belgium. The facility will be integrated with a plant that makes the nylon raw material caprolactam and will open in the first quarter of 2014, Lanxess says. Meanwhile, the German firm plans to invest $37 million by 2015 to enhance productivity and energy efficiency at a rubber facility in Port Jérôme, France. Rubber manufactured at the site is used primarily to make “green tires” featuring low rolling resistance, Lanxess says.
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