Lanxess Improves Butyl Rubber Route | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 15 | pp. 14-15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 14, 2014

Lanxess Improves Butyl Rubber Route

Department: Business
Keywords: butyl rubber, process technology
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A worker inspects butyl rubber at Lanxess’s pilot plant in Belgium.
Credit: Lanxess
Photo of a worker at Lanxess’s butyl rubber pilot plant in Zwijndrecht, Belgium.
 
A worker inspects butyl rubber at Lanxess’s pilot plant in Belgium.
Credit: Lanxess

The German industrial chemical maker Lanxess says it has successfully concluded the pilot phase of developing a new process for making butyl rubber. Tested at the firm’s site in Zwijndrecht, Belgium, the technology is said to be more energy-efficient than the traditional route, which involves both very low temperatures and significant use of steam. Lanxess says it will deploy the new technology in any future butyl rubber plant it builds.

 
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