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Lanxess builds new tank farm at Leverkusen site

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Cologne-based specialty chemicals company Lanxess has significantly expanded storage capacity for its phosphoric acid ester plant at the Leverkusen site, investing around EUR 8 million. The tanks store starting materials for the production of flame retardants.

The new storage facility for liquids consists of six 150 m³ tanks, giving a total volume of 900 m³. Source: Lanxess AG

The new storage facility for liquids consists of six 150 m³ tanks, giving a total volume of 900 m³. Source: Lanxess AG

The new storage facility for liquids consists of six 150 m³ tanks, giving a total volume of 900 m³, and replaces the previous, smaller tank farm, which had a capacity of only 145 m³.

Ensuring reliable supplies of raw materials

"With the new, much larger storage facility, we’re continuing to ensure reliable supplies of raw materials and boosting our ability to respond flexibly to changes on the raw material markets,” explains Karsten Job, head of Plastic Additives Business in the Rhein Chemie Additives business unit at Lanxess. As well as the expanded tank farm, Lanxess has also built a new unloading station to transfer raw materials from tankers. The new station has five bottom discharge arms and corresponding vapor recovery arms that transport the highly flammable liquids into the tanks in line with the strictest safety requirements. The new tank farm has already been completed and can go into operation as soon as official permit has been issued. This is expected by the end of July.

Flame retardants for polymers

Lanxess phosphoric acid esters are used as flame retardants for polymers. The halogen-free phosphoric acid esters in the "Disflamoll” range have proved particularly effective in coatings, adhesives and sealants, among other applications.

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