Home / Knowledge / News / LANXESS expands Iron Oxide manufacturing facility in Jinshan
LANXESS expands Iron Oxide manufacturing facility in Jinshan
23
Oct '10
German Specialty Chemicals Company LANXESS announced it inaugurated a new production unit for high quality black iron oxide pigments at its site in Jinshan, Shanghai. The produced color shades are the most advanced bluish type black pigments in the industry.

With the annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons of black iron oxides, in addition to the already existing 28,000 metric tons of high quality yellow iron oxides, LANXESS can service customers globally out of the most sophisticated iron oxide plant in Asia with these high-end Bayferrox pigments. Important market segments for these products are the construction industry and the paints and coatings sector, as well as the plastics and paper industries.

The rising demand for inorganic pigments in China is mainly driven by China's ongoing urbanization. This mega-trend has led to a boom in the construction and paint industry. LANXESS' new production unit progresses further in new markets for the bluish type blacks in the Asia region including China, Australia and India.

“With the inauguration of this manufacturing unit for black iron oxide pigments, LANXESS' global capacity for iron oxide pigments will be further increased, and our product portfolio will be extended to meet our customers' specific demands even better,” said Joerg Hellwig, Global Head of the LANXESS Inorganic Pigments business unit.

The new facility also sets standards for the region and the world in terms of environmental protection. The manufacturing unit not only recycles by-products from other processes into high quality black iron oxide pigments, it is also among the first in the country equipped with an ultra-modern wastewater treatment facility that is directly linked to an industrial water treatment plant. Thanks to this modern wastewater treatment technology and closed circuits throughout the whole plant, significantly less wastewater is generated in comparison to existing production units in the region. The process is not only evidence of LANXESS' many years of experience in ecological and sustainable manufacturing, but also raises the bar for the whole industry.

“We are uncompromising when it comes to environmental protection. All of this shows that LANXESS places tremendous importance on all aspects of environmental protection,” said Dr. Wolfgang Oehlert, Vice President of LANXESS Inorganic Pigments business unit in Asia Pacific. “We go farther and think further ahead than others. By doing so, LANXESS demonstrates that it understands how to successfully combine economic growth with environmental responsibility.”

LANXESS Inorganic Pigments started production in Shanghai in 1996. In 2008, LANXESS acquired this manufacturing site for iron oxide pigments in Jinshan. In April 2010, LANXESS completed the first phase of the technical improvement for the yellow iron oxide pigments production. The plant can run at a full capacity of 28,000 metric tons. The second phaseis scheduled for completion in 2011 and will again reduce the plant's emissions and further improve its already world-class environmental performance.


Must ReadView All

Building of Ethiopian textile unit by Chinese firm starts

Textiles | On 22nd Jan 2018

Building of Ethiopian textile unit by Chinese firm starts

Chinese firm Wuxi No. 1 Cotton Mill will build a textile plant in...

JD.com to invest $3.1 bn to revive industry in NE China

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2018

JD.com to invest $3.1 bn to revive industry in NE China

To back the government’s campaign to revitalize the traditional...

SIMA makes pre-budget recommendations to Indian govt

Textiles | On 22nd Jan 2018

SIMA makes pre-budget recommendations to Indian govt

Exemption of 5 per cent goods and services tax (GST) on raw cotton,...

Interviews View All

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search