Lanxess to expand thionyl chloride capacity in India

Lanxess plans to increase production of thionyl chloride by 20% at its Nagda plant in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Thionyl chloride is used in the manufacturing of agrochemicals, dyestuffs, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

The project involves a single-digit million euro investment, the company confirmed.

The expansion will be completed in the second half of 2012.