Green Rubber Day

High-Tech for Green Mobility

LANXESS and China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) joined hands to present the Green Rubber Day on December 2 at the China World Summit Wing Hotel in Beijing. The LANXESS board of Management from Germany and the CPCIF executives were honored to welcome around 300 representatives of government, industry, academia and media during this exclusive invitation-only event. The participants came together at this world-class event to exchange ideas about how we could sustainably meet the challenges of increasing mobility in China.

Distinguished speakers from the world of politics and business  presented and discussed the following topics: 

▪ Mobility in China - the 5 year plan, present conditions, challenges, expectations

▪ How technology and innovation in rubber can help to overcome the challenges of today's mobile world

▪ The importance of policy making for mobility in a harmonious society

▪ Best practice example of tire labeling in Europe


Among other topics, Green Rubber Day deal with the subject of high-performance tires, also known as “green tires”. The use of these tires can help significantly to reduce rolling resistance, which is the friction that tires encounter when rolling. A tire’s rolling resistance is a major factor in a vehicle's fuel economy. Using a high-performance tire that has been produced with state-of-the-art rubber can decrease the fuel consumption of a car by as much as half a liter per 100 kilometers – and consequently reduce the emission of CO2 by 1.2 kilograms.  LANXESS has commissioned a study on green tires and the results – which are certain to have trend-setting influence on the tire industry in China – were shared during this occasion. 


Building up on the first World Rubber Day in Germany in 2009 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our invention of synthetic rubber, LANXESS has rolled-out the Rubber Day concept and launched a series regional rubber conferences since 2010. As the world’s leading producer of synthetic rubber, the company not only continues to expand its rubber production network globally but is also creating greater awareness of this trend-shaping products. In 2011, besides  Green Rubber Day in China, the company holds Rubber Days in Germany on September 21, in Japan on November 21 and in Korea on November 23.


The United Nations has proclaimed 2011 the “International Year of Chemistry”; as a major consumer of chemicals, China responded actively by organizing and introducing “International Year of Chemistry in China” serial activities under the theme of “Chemistry —— Our Life, Our Future”. Leaders of the CPC Central Committee and senior officials of the Chinese Government including Liu Yandong attended the Kickoff Meeting held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 9. “Green Rubber Day” has been included as one of the serial activities of “International Year of Chemistry in China" .


Interview:“Innovative products and solutions”

In the run-up to Rubber Day China, Luis López-Remón, head of the LANXESS Rubber Chemicals business unit, describes solutions for more eco-friendly mobility.

Interview:“Innovative products and solutions” [PDF, 137 KB]

"Green Tires"

Cars consume too much fuel – that’s why tire producers are working to reduce vehicles’ thirst.

Green Tires [MP4, 35 MB]

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