Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has inaugurated its new plant in Changzhou, China. The compounding facility produces Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech plastics, especially for the automotive sector and the electrical and electronics industry.

“This facility was built to address several strategically vital markets,” said Hubert Fink, Member of the LANXESS Board of Management. “In the automotive industry, lightweight materials become ever more important in new mobility. At the same time, the electrical & electronics sector sees an increasing need for best-in-class flame retardant, easy flow and easily processable grades.”

“With the new plant, we are responding to the trend towards the increased use of lightweight materials. We are committed to this long-term development,” said Michael Zobel, Head of the High-Performance Materials business unit.

LANXESS equips all its new production sites with state-of-the-art technology, also with regard to environmental standards. To this end, the new plant incorporates various innovative measures in environmental protection such as state-of-the-art mixers with high performance and low energy consumption and efficient wastewater, waste gas and dust treatment systems to achieve a clean production process with low energy consumption, low material consumption and fewer pollutants.