Lanxess completes expansion of tyre release agents unit in India

Lanxess completes expansion of tyre release agents unit in IndiaWith the expansion of the Rhenodiv production plant in Jhagadia, Gujarat, speciality chemicals firm Lanxess’ Rhein Chemie business unit has significantly increased its production capabilities. The move will help the firm to meet the growing demand of India and the Asian tyre and rubber goods markets.

The new production line features state-of-the-art equipment and technology, allowing Lanxess to produce high-quality technology tyre release agents more efficiently. The company has another such facility in Argentina as well.

The production of high-performance tyres and moulded elastomer products rely on the use of effective release agents. Process safety and low scrap rates are key for the efficient production of tyres and moulded elastomer articles. Rhenodiv release agents are strictly water-based, solvent-free and free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and therefore, environmentally friendly.

Commenting on the development, Matthias Zachert, CEO/Chairman of the Board of Management of Lanxess, said, “India is an important region for us and this strategic milestone reflects our commitment towards meeting the growing demands of our valued customers in the region. The new facility not only amplifies our production capacity but also showcases our faith in the immense potential of the Indian market.”