LANXESS is a leading global specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.8 billion in 2011 and currently around 16,800 employees in 30 countries. The company is currently represented at 49 production sites worldwide. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.
LANXESS India Private Limited, is a wholly owned subsidiary of LANXESS Deutschland GmbH. Incorporated on Feb 20, 2004, the company is represented through all its thirteen business units in India. LANXESS India operates two large manufacturing sites at Jhagadia in Gujarat and at Nagda in Madhya Pradesh, has its registered office in Thane and sales offices in New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Six of its business units have production facilities in India at its sites.
LANXESS is around 1000 people strong in India.
Velcorin is a product manufactured by the business unit Material Protection Products. It is a microbial control agent that stabilizes the beverage during the production process. It prevents the growth of microbes such as yeasts, moulds and bacteria in the beverage from the moment they are produced to their consumption, while retaining its freshness, color and taste. After addition to the beverage, it quickly breaks down into natural components and is not present in the beverage when the drink is consumed by the customer. The product can for example be used in juice based drinks, soft drinks, ice teas, flavored waters or energy drinks.
Velcorin’s unique advantage lies in the fact that that beverage makers can use the ‘cold fill’ process and minimize costs by using thinner PET bottles or other packaging options. Additionally, usage of Velcorin also helps in saving energy by eliminating the hot fill process which is energy intensive. By replacing the hotfill process, the beverage manufacturer also has a bigger flexibility in creating modern shaped bottles and needs not to use the typical thick hotfill PET bottles.
Velcorin is used worldwide by over 500 customers, from small regional producers to big, international beverage producers.
LANXESS not only offers Velcorin as an effective microbial control agent, but suitable metering equipment Velcorin DT coupled with the company’s technical expertise makes it a complete and safe solution for the customers.