LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Aug. 25)—Lanxess A.G. plans to close the Trenton, N.J., factory of its Rhein-Chemie Rheinau polymer additives business as part of a consolidation to improve its U.S. rubber business.
The company said the action will affect the 76 employees in Trenton, where a warehouse will be retained.
The firm said it is cost-prohibitive to upgrade the Trenton plant. The facility was a Wyrough & Loser Inc. plant when Bayer A.G. bought that company in 1987 and merged it with its Rhein-Chemie operations. The factory had opened in the 1970s.
Bayer spun off Lanxess last year into a separate company.