Lanxess in South Africa

to build a CO2 concentration unit

  • March 28, 2012
  • Lanxess in South Africa
    Lanxess in South Africa

German specialties chemicals group Lanxess is investing €40 million to build a CO2 concentration unit at its South African site in Newcastle, where the group operates a modern plant producing Sodium Dichromate which is further processed into chrome tanning materials for the leather industry. The production technology requires permanent supply of highly concentrated CO2.

“This investment in South Africa marks another step within our BRICS strategy,” says Rainier van Roessel, Member of the Board of Management at Lanxess. “It allows the best possible capacity utilization of our Newcastle plant and sets the basis for future expansion of our production.”

With its own CO2 concentration unit, Lanxess will become independent of the delivery capacity of external suppliers. Construction of the unit will start in the first quarter of 2012, and commissioning of the unit is planned for the second half of 2013.