07.06.16. Cologne-based specialty chemicals company Lanxess has expanded storage capacity for phosphoric acid ester plant at its Leverkusen site, investing around €8 million.
The new storage facility for liquids consists of six 150 cbm tanks, bringing total volume to 900 cbm. It replaces the previous, smaller tank farm, which had a capacity of only 145 cbm.
The new storage has already been completed and can go into operation as soon as an official permit has been issued. This is expected by the end of July.
Lanxess phosphoric acid esters are used in plastics as flame retardants, among other applications. The flame retardants from the Rhein Chemie Additives business unit come in two product lines – Levagard and Disflamoll – and are claimed to offer significant advantages and excellent flame retardance, even in complex applications. The halogen-free esters in the Disflamoll range are suitable for a large number of plastics. They have proved particularly effective in PVC applications, rigid and flexible polyurethane foam applications and coatings, adhesives and sealants.

7th June 2016