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LANXESS Expands Production Capacity Of Macrolex Dyes In Leverkusen

Feb 26, 2018

LANXESS will expand production capacity of Macrolex Dyes in Leverkusen

- The demand for high quality dyes is increasing

- By the end of 2018 production capacity increased by 25%

- Investment over 5 million euros

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will increase its Macrolex dye production capacity at the Leverkusen plant. With an investment of more than 5 million euros, capacity will increase by 25% and will start operation by the end of 2018.

Philipp Junge, head of LANXESS Rheinland's chemical business unit, said: "We want to meet the world's growing demand for high-quality dyes through expansion, especially in Asia, where demand has soared."

Dominik Risse, Lanxess Colorant Additives Business Unit, added: "Product requirements are also stricter, and stringent requirements are increasingly important, especially in sensitive applications, especially LANXESS 'pure product as a market leader."

Risse added that the investment is also an official certification of the Leverkusen plant. This expansion represents a major investment by LANXESS in the paste business, which will also create additional jobs for Leverkusen.

Macrolex Soluble Organic Dyes are primarily used for coloring high-quality plastic products such as beverage bottles, electronics, car taillights and children's toys. The product is used in colored polystyrene (PS), polycarbonate (PC), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and polyethyleneterephthalate PET).

The LANXESS Pigment Additive business comprises 150 products, with the addition of Macrolex, as well as other high-quality colorants for a variety of sophisticated applications such as colorants in liquid crystal displays or writing instruments. The business provides colorants and pigments to more than 800 customers worldwide.