LANXESS invests €1.6m to upgrade Germany pigment site

14 September 2012 16:54  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--LANXESS is investing €1.6m ($2.1m) to modernise and expand the water treatment facilities at its inorganic pigment production site in Krefeld-Uerdingen in northwest Germany, the Germany-based chemicals firm said on Friday.

In conjunction with the investment, LANXESS will also raise its synthesis capacities for black and red pigments at Krefeld-Uerdingen, it said.

LANXESS’ plant at Krefeld-Uerdingen is the world’s largest facility for the production of iron oxide and chrome oxide pigments, it said. Overall, the company produces some 280,000 tonnes/year of pigments at the site.

Birgit Blankemeyer-Menge, LANXESS' pigment production leader at the site, said that the investment in the water treatment facility will be the foundation of further expansions of the company’s inorganic pigments businesses.

“We are continuously improving our production processes in order to be well-prepared for the future,” she said.

($1 = €0.77)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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