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Construction starts on first Lanxess plant in Russia

By Gerald Ondrey |

Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is today officially starting work on construction of its first production facility in Russia. In the future, Lanxess subsidiary Rhein Chemie will produce rubber chemicals in Dzerzhinsk in the Nizhny Novgorod region for the markets in Russia and the CIS. “Russia and the CIS are key growth markets for us as part of our strategic focus on the BRIC countries. Construction of this plant is a further important step in our long-term strategy, following our official entry onto the Russian market last year,” says Rainier van Roessel, member of the Lanxess board of management. “We are currently seeing a gradual recovery of the rubber industry in Russia, which we want to accompany with a targeted, market-oriented investment.” Lanxess supplies the markets in Russia and the CIS countries mainly with high-performance rubber and rubber chemicals for the tire and automotive industry, color pigments for the construction industry and ion exchange resins for industrial water treatment. The new plant in the Dzerzhinsk Industrial Park will meet Lanxess’ high international standards of safety and sustainability and will be equipped with state-of-the-art production technology.…
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