Lanxess expanding capacity for rubber release agents in India

Lanxess expanding capacity for rubber release agents in IndiaGerman specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently laid the foundation stone for its Business Unit Rhein Chemie’s new and upcoming production line for Rhenodiv release agents at its Jhagadia site in India. With this facility, the business unit will serve the growing demand of the Indian tyre & rubber goods market.

The new production line will feature the latest technology, allowing Lanxess to produce tyre release agents more efficiently, it adds. Currently, Lanxess has such a facility in Argentina. Once this facility becomes operational it will cater to the Indian Sub-continent & Asian markets.

The production of high-performance tyres and moulded elastomer products relies 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 said to be water-based, solvent-free and free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and therefore, environmentally friendly.

The laying of the foundation stone was done by Dr. Jens Hendrik Fischer, Global BU Head of Rhein Chemie, Dr. Holger Graf, Global Head of Production and Namitesh Roy Choudhury, Vice Chairman & Managing Director LANXESS India, along with U Parmeshwara Sriganesh, BU Head Rhein Chemie India region.

The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.