The Advanced Industrial Intermediates, the business unit of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, plans to invest some EUR 100 million in expanding production facilities for chemical intermediates.
Around EUR 40 million each will be invested in the Leverkusen and Krefeld-Uerdingen sites in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The rest will be used to expand the facilities in Brunsbüttel (federal state of Schleswig-Holstein), and Antwerp (Belgium). The expansion project is scheduled for completion by 2020, the company says in a Press release.
At the Krefeld-Uerdingen site, the plan is to expand production facilities for trimethylolpropane, hexanediol, benzylalcohol and menthols to accommodate growing demand on global markets.
At the Leverkusen site capacity expansion for special amines is scheduled to start this year. LANXESS will considerably increase the production capacities for MEA (2-methyl-6-ethylaniline) at Brunsbüttel and for rubber chemicals at the Kallo/Antwerp site in Belgium.