Lanxess starts leather chemicals plant in Changzhou, China

Lanxess starts leather chemicals plant in Changzhou, China

9:19 AM, 16th April 2013
Lanxess starts leather chemicals plant in Changzhou, China
Axel C Heitmann, Chairman of the Board of Management, Lanxess AG.

CHANGZHOU, CHINA/LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Lanxess has started up on schedule a leather chemicals plant in Changzhou Yangtze Riverside Industrial Park. With a capacity of up to 50,000 metric tonne per year, the plant is the largest of its kind in China and will strengthen Lanxess’ position as a sustainable leather chemicals provider in the local market. Lanxess has invested €30 million in the facility, which employs about 150 people. The plant will produce the full range of premium Lanxess leather chemicals for the local Chinese market.

“This plant will enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the industry’s constant need for the complex, innovative and sophisticated chemicals that are vital for the preparation and finishing of the finest leather products. This investment also underlines our successful strategy of focusing on the emerging markets,” said Axel C Heitmann, Chairman of the Board of Management, Lanxess AG.

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