Lanxess Starts New Leather Chemical Production Line in China

Lanxess AG has started a new leather chemical production line at its Wuxi site in China.

The line will have an initial capacity to produce 1,800t annually.

The chemical is a polymer tanning material based on modified polyamide carboxylic acid, used in retannage of chrome and vegetable leather.

The facility is in line with the German specialty chemicals company's focus on the emerging BRIC markets.