is expanding its production capacity for light-colour sulfur carriers at its
Mannheim site by several kilo tons.
The specialty chemicals company is investing a double-digit
million amount to expand the facilities in response to growing demand. The
additional volumes are expected to be available beginning in 2023.
Saewe, Head, LANXESS’s Lubricant Additives Business (LAB), said that, the
market for sulfur-containing additives in the industrial lubricants sector is
changing and they have the right products in their portfolio to support their
customers along new paths and grow with them. He added that they intend to use
the additional capacity to strengthen their leading market position in extreme
pressure additives and exploit global growth potential.
LANXESS sells its light-color sulfur carriers under the brand name
Additin EP. These colorless and odorless extreme pressure additives are mainly
used in metalworking lubricants. They reduce wear on metal surfaces and prevent
cold welding even under extreme conditions such as high pressure.
The Additin EP products are primarily based on locally sourced
renewable raw materials like rapeseed oil and its ester derivatives. Because of
their beneficial eco-toxicological profile, light-color sulfur carriers are
increasingly replacing other chemical substances such as medium-chain
chlorinated paraffins, which have been classified in a list as Substances of
Very High Concern (SVHCs) by the European
Chemicals Agency (ECHA) due to their environmental persistence and high
LANXESS is a leading
specialty chemicals company and currently has about 14,800 employees in 33
countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and
marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and
plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.
Source: Lanxess Press Release
Lanxess Press Release