Agriculture Megatrend

LANXESS specializes in tailored solutions for customers in the agrochemical sector

The steadily growing poulation is probably the key driver in the agricultural megatrend. According to the United nations, it will rise around 9.3 billion by 2050. The increasing number of people is also driving world demand for food. Also, eating habits worldwide are changing and there is growing use of crops for alternative energy sources. At the same time, however, climate change and increasing industrialization are likely to actually decrease the amount of land available for agriculture, thus necessitating a considerable improvement in the efficiency of cultivation.

LANXESS offers expertise for the agricultural megatrend. We have tailor-made products, oriented toward the requirements of modern agriculture. We are a market leader in the manufacturing of active ingredients, precursors and intermediates of crop protection. Also we offer innovation for sustainability, thus innovating to increase productivity while using fewer resources.

We are constantly working on expanding our global network and have regional expertise thanks to close collaboration with clients around the world.

LANXESS supports modern agriculture

Modern agriculture needs to satisfy the requirements of the growing world population and the increasing need for energy from renewable raw materials.

Active chemical ingredients have a key role to play, as they enable the use of renewable energy sources and sustainable increases in agricultural productivity.

With innovative products and broad expertise, LANXESS makes modern agriculture more productive and sustainable. Agriculture energized by LANXESS.

Saltigo – customized premium quality

In 2012, our Saltigo business unit raised its strategic profile significantly by sharpening its focus on the agrochemical sector.

Biodiesel stabilizer&Antioxidants

Baynox®, the first biodiesel stabilizer to be approved by German oil companies, has already become a near-classic in our portfolio of green products. An effective antioxidant, it ensures that the biofuel obtained from natural raw materials remains stable and can therefore be used for longer. Baynox® Solution 50% is another innovation from the Baynox® product family that has been awarded “no-harm” certification from Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM). This product meets the demand from countless biodiesel producers for a liquid stabilizer with a high active ingredient content that can also be metered easily.

Antioxidants also play a key role in protecting animal feed from spoiling. They prevent the unsaturated fatty acids in the feed from becoming rancid and thus also toxic or even carcinogenic. Since 2012, we have been marketing our proven antioxidant butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) as a feed additive under the new brand name Rovelox®. Certified to the internationally standardized FAMI-QS system, this product perfectly complements our preservative Rovelan®, which has already established us as a premium supplier to the animal feed industry.


Brands&Applications - Our solutions

LANXESS solutions for sustainable energy – biofuels

Baynox: Stabilization of biofuels for storage
Baynox®plus: Stabilization of biofuels for storage

LANXESS solutions for livestock farming
Increasing the shelf life of feedstuffs and feed materials


Rovelan: Conservation of feedstuffs

Preventol: Disinfecting animal housing

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