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Lanxess opens new rubber-production line in Dormagen  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) has completed the expansion of its Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber production operations in Dormagen, Germany. Werner Breuers, member of the Lanxess AG Board of Management, and Jan Paul de Vries, head of Lanxess’ High Performance Elastomers business unit, officially inaugurated the new production line today, Wednesday. It uses the innovative dry finishing production technology developed, tested and taken to the market-ready stage by Lanxess specifically for this purpose. This technology enables Baypren to be manufactured in a more resource-friendly way. Lanxess is also adding two new variants of this high-performance synthetic rubber to its product portfolio at the Dormagen site. The specialty chemicals company has invested some €18 million in expanding production. “This investment is further proof of our leading know-how in the field of high-performance synthetic rubber,” says Breuers. “By expanding our Baypren plant, we are providing the market with new impetus and demonstrating our strength to our customers. The new production line also once again highlights our staff’s impressive innovative skills and inventive spirit,” he adds. The innovative…
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