LANXESS recently announced it is expanding production capacity for the industrial chemical benzyl alcohol for the global market by around 30%. The two-stage expansion of the plant at the German site in Krefeld-Uerdingen is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. In addition, the Advanced Industrial Intermediates (AII) business unit reportedly has expansion plans for its Indian site in Nagda. Several process improvements have already led to an increase in benzyl alcohol capacity there in recent years.
"With our two sites in Germany and India and the planned expansions, we are well positioned to meet the growing demand from our customers," says Michael Ertl, head of the Benzyl Products and Inorganic Acids business line at AII. “We are well equipped to serve both global groups with locations around the world and small and medium-sized companies worldwide.”
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