News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

January 17, 2012

LANXESS opens new plant & headquarters in India

Filed under: Rubber Chemicals — Notch @ 2:22 pm

On January 10, LANXESS inaugurated two new production facilities in Jhagadia, Gujarat with 150 employees. The new facilities are part of the LANXESS Material Protection Products and Rhein Chemie Divisions. Among other products, the biocide Preventol will be manufactured there, as well as Rhenogran® and Rhenodiv®, which are rubber chemicals used in the manufacturing of tires. On January 12, LANXESS announced it had opened its new head office in Thane, close to Mumbai. The building is energy efficient and has a built-in wastewater system.

Rhein Chemie building rubber chemicals plant in Russia

Filed under: Rubber Chemicals — Notch @ 2:12 pm

On January 13, LANXESS announced that its subsidiary Rhein Chemie would build a plant to produce rubber additives and release agents at a site in Lipezk, Russia. The plant will service the Russian and CIS markets, especially for the automotive and tire industries. Construction of the new production plant is due to start in early 2012, with the launch of production scheduled for the first half of 2013. In 2016, a production facility for bladders used in tire production is to be added. Total investment will amount to around EUR 5 million, creating 40 new jobs in the medium term.

Orion expanding carbon black capacity in Korea

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 2:05 pm

Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH is building a fifth production unit for tread blacks at its plant in Yeosu, South Kore, adding 36 KT by May 2013. The expansion will take the plant to 188 KTPY.

Dietmar Balschukat, general manager for the Asia-Pacific Region said the unit at Yeosu will also produce carbon blacks geared for export especially to Japan and China, and supply additional volumes of Orion’s Purex and high-performance grades.

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