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Lanxess expands Jhagadia site in India

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Lanxess invested over EUR 70 million in the expansion of the Jhagadia-site, which also produces biocides used in the construction industry.

Jhagadia is Lanxess’ second largest production site in India after its site in Nagda in Madhya Pradesh state.
Source: Lanxess Deutschland GmbH

Jhagadia is Lanxess’ second largest production site in India after its site in Nagda in Madhya Pradesh state.
Source: Lanxess Deutschland GmbH

Lanxess is continuing to expand its Indian production site in Jhagadia, Gujarat state. The specialty chemicals group is underlining its commitment to the subcontinent by inaugurating three new plants to serve the growing market in India. The company has invested over EUR 70 million and created roughly 300 new jobs at the site. The Material Protection Products business unit inaugurated a plant for biocides used in the construction industry. The company’s subsidiary Rhein Chemie also started up a plant for release agents and additives Furthermore, the company’s Semi-Crystalline Products business unit started production at the site’s new plant for high-tech plastics used by the automotive industry. "Lanxess is heavily investing in the Indian subcontinent and this commitment has already paid off,” said Werner Breuers, Member of the Board of Management of Lanxess, at the inauguration ceremony. The Indian economy is expected to grow by 8 %this year, driven by strong demand for premium products for the automotive, tire and construction industries.

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