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Lanxess expands lube additives in Germany

by Michael McCoy
September 14, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 37

 

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Credit: Lanxess
Lanxess's Additin additives are used in industrial oils, greases, and metalworking fluids.

Lanxess has doubled production capacity for derivatives of dimercaptothiadiazole at a plant in Mannheim, Germany. The chemicals are added to lubricants to prevent the leaching of nonferrous metal ions from steel alloys. Thanks to their metal surface bond, they also act as lubricants themselves, Lanxess says. The investment was under $10 million.

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