Lanxess expands ion exchange resins capacity in Leverkusen, Germany

Lanxess expands ion exchange resins capacity in Leverkusen, Germany

7:16 AM, 3rd April 2013
Lanxess expands ion exchange resins capacity in Leverkusen, Germany
Rainer van Roessel, member of the Board of Management, Lanxess AG.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Lanxess is expanding its business in Leverkusen with solutions for water treatment. At its largest site worldwide, the company is investing around €10 million in a new production line for weakly acidic cation exchange resins of the Lewatit premium brand, plus a state-of-the-art facility for food-grade-standard filling and packaging. One key area of application for these ion exchange resins is cartridges for domestic water filter systems. Construction work to provide the additional volumes needed to fulfill the requirements of the global market has already begun and is due to be completed by mid-2014.

“Water is one of the main megatrends of our time. Lanxess provides innovative products and solutions to meet the challenges posed by the increasingly difficult water supply situation worldwide. We use our expertise to improve people’s quality of life. Demand for special cationic exchange resins is growing at a rate of three to five per cent each year. That is why we are raising our profile and expanding our production capacities at the Leverkusen site by more than 30 per cent. With water becoming scarce, this investment is a clear indication of our commitment not only to promoting responsible usage of this resource, but also to the Leverkusen site and the region as a whole,” said Rainer van Roessel, member of the Board of Management, Lanxess AG.

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