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LANXESS ups capacity for corrosion inhibitor products

LANXESS ups capacity for corrosion inhibitor products

Speciality chemicals company LANXESS has completed a debottlenecking project resulting in a 15 percent increase in global production capacity of its Additin RC 4000 series of corrosion inhibition additives. This is the result of process synergies identified and realized following LANXESS’s 2017 acquisition of Chemtura Corporation.

“With LANXESS’s increased footprint from the Chemtura acquisition, we were able to unlock process synergies between our production sites in Mannheim, Germany and West Hill, Canada to increase the output of our corrosion inhibitors products to meet market demand and further enhance our global production network. The global corrosion inhibitor market is growing and we have seen increasing demand for LANXESS speciality additives products due to their unique performance and technical advantages relative to other product offerings in the market,” said Martin Saewe, Head of the Lubricant Additives business line in LANXESS’s Additives (ADD) business unit.

LANXESS’s Additin Corrosion Inhibition (CI) product range includes calcium sulfonate, carboxylate, succinic acid, and phosphoric acid-based speciality products. They work by being adsorbed on the polar metal surface to form a water-repellent and protective film that protects against corrosion. Main applications include power transmission oils, industrial oils, metalworking fluids, anti-corrosion oils, and greases.

The Additives (ADD) business unit is part of LANXESS’s Specialty Additives segment, which recorded sales of EUR 1.60 billion in 2017.

LANXESS is a leading speciality chemical company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017. The company currently has about 15,500 employees in 33 countries and is represented at 59 production sites worldwide.

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