Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH

Germany-headquartered Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH, a subsidiary of Lanxess AG, has opened its first plant in Russia.

The site in Lipetsk will manufacture polymer-bound rubber additives for the automotive and tyre sectors. 40 jobs will be created in the short term.

Rhein Chemie will also open a building at the site for bladders used in tyre manufacturing in 2016, which will serve the markets of Russia and the Former Soviet Union. A company spokesman said after the final planning for the extension phase in 2016, the investment figure will land somewhere between $6.5 million and $13 million.

Rhein Chemie said it generated $103 million from the Russian market in 2012, which is about four times as much as it made when it launched there in 2009. 

12 August 2013
Lipetsk region

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Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH

Mannheim, Germany

T: +49 62189070

Contact: Dr Anno Borkowsky, CEO & President

Rhein Chemie develops, produces and sells additives, specialty chemicals and service products for the rubber, lubricant and plastics industries.