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Lanxess expands iron oxide production in China

By Gerald Ondrey |

Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) started a new production unit for high-quality, black iron-oxide pigments at its site in Jinshan, Shanghai. The produced color shades are the most advanced bluish type black pigments in the industry. With the annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons (m.t.) of black iron oxides, in addition to the already existing 28,000 m.t./yr of high-quality, yellow iron oxides, Lanxess can service customers globally out of the most sophisticated iron oxide plant in Asia with these high-end Bayferrox pigments. Important market segments for these products are the construction industry and the paints and coatings sector, as well as the plastics and paper industries. The rising demand for inorganic pigments in China is mainly driven by China’s ongoing urbanization. This mega-trend has led to a boom in the construction and paint industry. Lanxess’ new production unit progresses further in new markets for the bluish type blacks in the Asia region including China, Australia and India. The new facility sets high standards in terms of environmental protection. The manufacturing unit not only recycles by-products from other processes into high quality black iron oxide pigments, it is also among the…
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