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Lewabrane

The building measuring around 4,000 square meters houses not only production and logistics facilities but also highly modern laboratories and offices.

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Lewabrane

LANXESS produces Lewabrane membrane elements for water treatment in Bitterfeld. These filter out undesirable substances from water such as salts, pesticides, herbicides, viruses, bacteria and also minute particles.

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Lewabrane

A single membrane element consists of a package with more than 20 layers. This is assembled into a spiral wound element with a diameter of 20 centimeters and a length of one meter and then fixed.

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Lewabrane

The membranes are based on a three-layer composite structure that is manufactured in several production stages.

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Lewabrane

The membrane's active separating layer forms a wafer-thin polyamide film that separates the salt from water.

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Lewabrane

For quality assurance purposes each individual Lewabrane product is checked in an element tester.

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Opening ceremony Bitterfeld

LANXESS CEO, Axel C. Heitmann, opened the new plant for membrane technology at the Bitterfeld site.

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Opening ceremony Bitterfeld

State Premier of Saxony-Anhalt Reiner Haseloff is pleased about the new LANXESS plant for membrane technology. 200 new jobs are being created at the site.

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Opening ceremony Bitterfeld

Chairman of the LANXESS Board of Management Axel C. Heitmann and State Premier of Saxony-Anhalt Reiner Haseloff today officially opened the state-of-the-art facility. The company is investing a total of around EUR 30 million in this project. The mayor of Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Petra Wust, took also part at the opening ceremony.

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Opening ceremony Bitterfeld

Chairman of the LANXESS Board of Management Axel C. Heitmann and State Premier of Saxony-Anhalt Reiner Haseloff signed the first membrane element. (On the right side: Gerold Schade, General Manager of the IAB Ionenaustauscher GmbH, and Member of the Board of Management of LANXESS Rainier van Roessel)

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Opening ceremony Bitterfeld

Jean-Marc Vesselle, Head of the Business Unit ION, Gerold Schade, General Manager of the IAB Ionenaustauscher GmbH and State Premier of Saxony-Anhalt, Reiner Haseloff, during the opening ceremony in Bitterfeld.

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