Lanxess completes cresol production plant expansion in Leverkusen, Germany

Lanxess expands cresol plant in Leverkusen, Germany

7:50 AM, 16th November 2013
Lanxess completes cresol production plant expansion

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Lanxess, specialty chemicals company, has completed the expansion of its cresol production plant in Leverkusen, Germany. The company has begun operating a newly constructed reaction system as well as a second 46-metre-high distillation column. The expansion increases capacity for this high-quality intermediate for the global market by some 20 per cent. Lanxess has invested around €20 million in the new units.

“This plant expansion is another clear statement by Lanxess highlighting the company’s commitment to Germany and North Rhine-Westphalia as an industrial location. We expect sustainable market growth with cresols and have aligned our long-term planning to this,” said Werner Breuers, member of the Board of Management, Lanxess AG.

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