successfully completed the expansion of its Macrolex dyes production plant at the CHEMPARK Leverkusen. With an investment of more than €5 million, the capacity was increased by around 25 percent. The expanded plant was officially put into operation at the beginning of May.
“By expanding the plant, we are responding to the increased global demand for high-quality dyes in the plastics industry,” said Philipp Junge, head of the LANXESS Rhein Chemie business unit (RCH).
“With the expanded capacity, we can now continue to grow, especially in sensitive application areas such as high-quality plastics packaging. Here, the solvent dyes under the Macrolex brand meet very high standards,” added Dominik Risse, VP Colorant Additives Business at RCH.
With the expansion of our colorants business at the CHEMPARK Leverkusen, the company was able to create six additional jobs, according to Dr. Axel Lache, head of Production of Colorant Additives at RCH.
The soluble organic dyes marketed under the Macrolex brand are mainly used to color high-quality plastics products such as beverage bottles, electronic equipment, car tail lights and children’s toys.