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April 24, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of U.S. company Chemtura, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives earlier than originally expected effective April 21, 2017.
Shanghai – The Leather business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its portfolio for the leather industry with the addition of HYDRHOLAC CL-20 Emulsion and OPTI-MATT AD-20 Duller. The two new binders for finishing high-quality automotive leather were developed by The Dow Chemical Company and are currently marketed by LANXESS. In this relationship, Dow is responsible for the research, development and production of a number of specialty chemicals, while LANXESS is in charge of marketing, sales and comprehensive technical customer service. “Following extensive testing during the evaluation phase, the new binders were rated positively by manufacturers of automotive leather,” says Thomas Brackemeyer, head of business line Organic Leather Chemicals at LANXESS, who adds: “We see already high interest in the market.”
Shanghai – Increasing numbers of automotive manufacturers are using Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite semi-finished products from LANXESS for the lightweight design of parts in large series production.
Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding the capacity of its global production network to safeguard customer supply in the long term.
Shanghai – Water is the source of all life. All the more important it is therefore for us to manage it responsibly, and that means in industrial production too. Nearly one-quarter of global water consumption is attributed to industrial production. The global volume of wastewater is accordingly high. When it comes to wastewater – the subject of this year's United Nations World Water Day on March 22 – the goal therefore is: to avoid and recycle instead of conventional disposal. LANXESS is leading the way in this field starting with its own production facilities. For example, the volume of process wastewater produced relative to product output has fallen by six percent Group-wide in the last five years.
Shanghai – With the help of continuous-fiber-reinforced, semi-finished thermoplastic composites, structural parts with a large surface area can be designed to be very thin and therefore lightweight. They can also be equipped with numerous functions, as demonstrated by a new module rack, only one millimeter thick, for the S-Class convertible from Mercedes-Benz. Various controllers are mounted on this component. The rack is fabricated in a hybrid molding process from Tepex dynalite 102-RG600(2)/47 %, a continuous-fiber-reinforced, semi-finished polyamide 6 composite from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates GmbH, based in Brilon, Germany.
Shanghai – Mar 9, 2017, Ringier Technology Innovation Awards 2017 – Plastics Industry awarding ceremony was held in Shanghai. Specialty chemicals company LANXESS received Ringier Technology Innovation Award for its innovative technology in the plastics industry – body insert technology.
March 1, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS increases the prices for its chrome chemicals by up to 10 percent with immediate effect. The Leather Business Unit is forced to take this second step due to a further and sustainable increase in market prices for chrome ore, the main raw material for the production of chrome chemicals, since the previous price increase in November 2016.
February 13, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is showcasing its Lewabrane brand of membrane elements for reverse osmosis (RO) at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, hosted by the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The extensive product range comprises grades for brackish water and seawater treatment that boast a long service life, good permeate yield, effective salt rejection and low energy requirements. “The Lewabrane brand has established a firm place for itself in the market, not least on account of its high quality and performance properties, which both we and our customers associate with these ‘Made in Germany’ products,” says Jean-Marc Vesselle, head of the Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit at LANXESS.
February 6, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS (FRA: LXS) has taken a significant step forward in the planned acquisition of U.S. chemical company Chemtura (NYSE: CHMT). Chemtura’s shareholders approved the merger at a special meeting in Philadelphia, United States. 99.88 percent of the votes cast were in favor of the merger, representing 81.77 percent of Chemtura’s outstanding common stock. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Chemtura shareholders will receive USD 33.50 for each outstanding share in cash at closing of the transaction.
January 20, 2017, Shanghai - Specialty chemicals company LANXESS Greater China has harvested two awards at the beginning of 2017 – “2016 Best CSR Practice Award” in the 6th China Charity Festival and “Top Responsible Enterprise” in 2016 China Petroleum and Chemical Corporate Citizen Model List, by virtue of its CSR activities in 2016.
Shanghai – LANXESS, the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic iron oxide pigments, held its third LANXESS Pigments Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 16, 2017. In line with the theme “Trusted partnerships for sustainable growth”, the Inorganic Pigments business unit (IPG) once again provided industry affiliates from around the globe a platform to discuss and address the current and future challenges of the industry.
Cologne – The LANXESS Rhein Chemie Additives business unit will present a variety of solutions for tire-makers at the Tire Technology Expo from February 14 - 16, 2017 in Hanover, Germany – hall 2, stand C224. This includes its comprehensive portfolio of eco-friendly Rhenodiv tire release agents, Rhenomark tire marking paints, Rhenoshape tire curing bladders and Rhenogran aramid fiber masterbatches.
Cologne – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, a world-leading manufacturer of leather chemicals, is unveiling leather trends for the spring-summer season 2018. The collection presents tanneries with numerous leather samples that reflect the trends in terms of color, structure, haptics and overall appearance.
Shanghai – Virkon S, one of the world's leading veterinary disinfectant of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, is recognized worldwide as the disinfectant of choice for the emergency disease control of avian influenza (bird flu). It is independently proven to be effective against lethal strains of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus.
December 15, 2016, Shanghai – The award ceremony of "2016 Yicai The Corporate Social Responsibility Ranking in China" was officially held in Shanghai with the theme of “Benevolent Business·Innovation Driving Force". At the annual ceremony, the award winners were revealed after selection for nearly six months. As the world's leading specialty chemicals company, LANXESS was listed in the ranking, and won the "Best Practice” award for its outstanding achievements in corporate social responsibility.