Lanxess increases sustainable flame retardants capacity
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Lanxess increases sustainable flame retardants capacity

11:08 AM, 26th May 2017
Lanxess increases sustainable flame retardants capacity
Lanxess’s Emerald Innovation 3000 flame retardant production unit in El Dorado, Arkansas, US. The debottlenecking project increases the output from 10,000 to 14,000 metric tonne per year.

COLOGNE, GERMANY: Lanxess AG has successfully completed a project which increases the capacity of its Emerald Innovation 3000 flame retardant production unit.The debottlenecking project increases the sustainable production from 10,000 to 14,000 metric tonne per year.

Polystyrene insulating foam makers are changing from using hexabromcyclododecan (HBCD) flame retardants to more sustainable alternatives such as Lanxess’ Emerald Innovation 3000.

Emerald Innovation 3000 is manufactured at Lanxess’s El Dorado, Arkansas (USA) facilities.

The business of Emerald Innovation 3000 was taken over by Lanxess as part of the acquisition of US company Chemtura, which was successfully completed in April 2017.

 “About 50 percent of global demand has already adopted the new technology,” says Anno Borkowsky, head of Lanxess’s additives business unit (ADD).

“With global commitment from foam producers to eliminate HBCD use by 2021, the polymeric brominated flame retardant supply base must be capable of supporting necessary customer conversion and certification activities over the next few years with sufficient supply and technical support,“ explained John Davidson, EVP bromine solutions business with ADD.

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