Lanxess launches new production line in China

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25. November 2021 | Markets & Companies

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has commissioned a new production line for the manufacture of water-based compounds in Nantong, China.

Lanxess started a new factory in China.

Image source: Lanxess.

The company is part of the Urethane Systems (URE) business unit which also produces polyurethane dispersions, an important ingredient in compounds. According to the company, these products are used in many functional coating applications where high requirements in terms of haptics, chemical resistance, level of gloss, temperature and abrasion resistance and, above all, the content. as low as possible in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are required. . Typical areas of application are flat materials for automobile interiors, i.e. dashboards, seats and door panels, but also decorative films for consumers and industry.

“We see great potential”

“As the automotive industry will continue to shift from solvent-based coatings to environmentally friendly water-based coatings, we see great potential with attractive growth rates,” said Michael Timm, Head of Marketing and the development of molded elastomers at URE.

Lanxess produces polyurethanes and lubricants at its Nantong site, which covers more than 100,000 square meters. Urethane products include hot cast prepolymers, which are specialty polyurethane components used primarily in the construction, mining, oil, gas, sports equipment, and electronics industries. These polymers are used, for example, to make rollers, tires and wheels, conveyor belts, screens, gaskets, etc.

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