The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of chemical company Lanxess, is building a new production facility of approximately 1,500 square meters at the Brilon plant. Two other production lines are anticipated to be operational by mid-2019. The company already produces innovative compounds for the automotive industry and for the electrical and sports industry in an area of approximately 5,000 square meters facility. The investment, valued at approximately €1 Million, will significantly increase the capability to meet the spurring demand for this future-oriented material. With this growth, Bond-Laminates will generate up to 30 new jobs.
The Lanxess’ owned high-performance materials business unit also invests in its worldwide high-quality plastics production network and is currently building a new compound plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen, which values between €2 and 3 Million.
Starting in the second half of 2019, Pocan Engineering and Lanxess Durethan will produce plastics, mainly used in the automotive, electronics, and electrical industries. In addition, silo and a warehouse will be built. The new composition plant is designed so that LANXESS can expand its activities in the coming years with additional capacities, in line with demand. This investment is expected to create about 20 new jobs at the Krefeld-Uerdingen site.
Lanxess’ high-quality plastics and composites enable the design of components that replace the metal parts of vehicles emissions, fuel consumption, and reducing weight. For example, innovative materials are used in engine applications, door constructions, pedals, cockpit’s crossbar, seatshell, front ends, and floor panels. Depending on the component, a lightweight construction can save up to 50% of weight.
There are also many applications of Lanxess materials in hybrid and purely electric vehicles, some of which have already been proven in mass production. These comprise components for charging systems, carriers, cell carriers for battery systems, as well as housing and sensors components for electric motors. The materials also offer great potential in electro mobility infrastructures, such as the keys and terminals of recharge stations and housing of components.