Lanxess, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, has announced the opening of a new, high-tech plastics plant in Changzhou, China. The compounding facility produces Durethan- and Pocan-branded plastics geared toward the automotive sector and the electrical and electronics industry. The plant increases the supply of lightweight materials that are an important trend in various industries. The plant’s intelligent production line has a batching system that uses multiple continuous loss-in-weight feeders to realize continuous production; a pellet processing system that can automatically feed and convey material; and an automatic cooling bath for the high-temperature plastic strands before they’re conveyed to a pelletizer for granulation.

Lanxess develops, manufactures, and markets chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals, and plastics.