Lanxess Opens Application Development Center for Asian Plastics Industry
The specialty chemicals company Lanxess has opened a new Asia-Pacific Application Development Center for its high-tech plastics in the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park. It is run by the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit and provides comprehensive and high-value services ranging from concept development support, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering and mold-design assistance to part test applications for the automotive industry and other segments.
In Wuxi, China, Lanxess completed the expansion at the production facility for high-tech plastics in 2011. It has raised production by around 20,000 metric tons per year to a total of approximately 60,000 metric tons. In 2012, the company opened a new compounding plant in Jhagadia, India with an initial capacity of 20,000 metric tons per year. These two facilities supply the entire Asia-Pacific region with Durethan and Pocan.