Lanxess increases black pigment capacity
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has expanded its capacity for black synthetic iron oxide pigments at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site by more than 5,000 metric tons per year.
“The increased demand from the construction industry, in particular for our unique black pigments to colour concrete, can be even better met with the debottlenecking measures that have now been completed,” says Holger Hüppeler, head of the Inorganic Pigments business unit at Lanxess. The company is thus continuing the systematic expansion of its production capacities for synthetic iron oxide pigments.
Black is trending
In architecture and landscaping, the black colouration of concrete has been a trend for some time now. Concrete is a creative material, which provides a multitude of possibilities to building material producers, architects, and building contractors. With the use of suitable pigments, this applies not only to the architectural design of concrete, but especially to its colouration.