Arlanxeo expand chloroprene rubber capacity at Dormagen site

Arlanxeo to expand chloroprene rubber capacity at Dormagen site

11:23 AM, 22nd January 2018
Arlanxeo to expand chloroprene rubber capacity at Dormagen site
Arlanxeo to expand production capacities for chloroprene rubber.

MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS/ DORMAGEN, GERMANY: Arlanxeo said that it is expanding its global chloroprene rubber (CR) production at the site in Dormagen, Germany. The production capacity there will be increased to as much as 70,000 tonnes per year overall that will be available to the market already during the first quarter of 2019.

Arlanxeo is investing an upper single-digit million in the expansion project overall.

The capacity expansion will be undertaken from Q2 2018. Within the expansion a production line will be renewed and equipped with new reactors, having a higher capacity. This ensures Arlanxeo to optimize its existing processes and make its production processes more flexible.

Arlanxeo produces and markets its chloroprene rubbers under the Baypren and Baypren ALX brands. They are used, for example, in the production of cable sheathing, belts, conveyor belts and wetsuits, as well as in adhesive applications, and feature high weather, UV and oil resistance. Chloroprene rubbers are products of Arlanxeo’s high-performance elastomers business unit.

“The strong global demand for our chloroprene rubbers will continue in the coming years. Demand for chloroprene rubbers is growing by about four percent per year, particularly in Asia and especially in Greater China. Products with special properties are in particularly strong demand worldwide. At the same time, this expansion represents a clear commitment to our biggest German site, Dormagen, from which we serve the global demand,” said Stefan Rittmann, head of the Arlanxeo business line that produces CR and managing director of Arlanxeo Deutschland GmbH.

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