Lanxess completes construction of inorganic pigments plant in Ningbo

01 December 2015

Lanxess has celebrated the completion of construction works at its new plant for inorganic pigments in Ningbo, China. In Q1, 2016, highly saturated red iron oxide pigments will be produced here for the global market using an innovative and highly sustainable new process.

The total investment at the Ningbo site is around €60M for an initial annual synthesis capacity of 25,000t. On the same site, Lanxess is building a mixing and milling plant for inorganic pigments with a capacity of 70,000t/yr and has created a total of around 200 jobs with these two plants.

"The new plant manifests our continuous investments into new technologies and capacity expansions. It not only expands our global production capacity but furthermore strengthens our position as a reliable partner to the customers industries with a broader product portfolio, especially with our new ned pigments range,” said Joerg Hellwig, Head of Lanxess Inorganic Pigments business unit.

China is the world’s major iron oxide pigments consumer. The country’s focus on sustainable development is leading to rising demands for environment-friendly premium iron oxide pigments – particularly for red pigment production. The range will be marketed under the Bayferrox brand.

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