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2018-12-29

Durethan is 65 years old, and the future has only just begun

Shanghai – December 28, 2018 – As children of Germany’s post-war “economic miracle”, they grew up to become structural materials very much in demand around the world, and now have a bright future ahead of them in growth industries such as electric mobility, renewable energies and the IT, electrical and electronics sector. We are talking about the high-performance plastics marketed under the Durethan brand. This year marks the 65th birthday of the family of polyamide compounds manufactured by LANXESS. “Today, Durethan is regarded as the high-tech material par excellence that often makes technically sophisticated and innovative component solutions possible in the first place. Inextricably linked with Durethan is our profound expertise in the development of materials, applications, processes and technology, which we put to good use in our collaborations with customers to produce successful component solutions,” explained Dr. Michael Zobel, head of the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit at LANXESS, which manufactures Durethan.

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2018-12-28

LANXESS completes sale of ARLANXEO to Saudi Aramco

Shanghai – January 8, 2019 –Specialty chemicals company LANXESS completed the sale of its remaining 50 percent interest in the rubber company ARLANXEO to Saudi Aramco on December 31, 2018. All relevant antitrust authorities have granted the necessary approvals for the transaction announced in August 2018.

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2018-12-13

LANXESS launches significant investment program for APAC region

Shanghai – December 13, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its presence in the growth market of Asia with a comprehensive investment program. The company will invest up to EUR 250 million there till 2023. The largest share of the investments will go to China.

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2018-12-10

LANXESS strengthens global production network for flame retardants

Shanghai – December 10, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million over the next three years. The company runs a strongly backward integrated production network for bromine and phosphorous based flame retardants with plants in the U.S. (Charleston, El Dorado, Greensboro), Germany (Leverkusen, Krefeld-Uerdingen), France (Épierre) and the United Kingdom (Manchester).

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2018-12-04

Quality Works: LANXESS supports the sustainable development of the coatings industry

Shanghai – December 4, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS participates in CHINACOAT 2018 with a broad range of products and services for the coatings industry. With a focus on the major trends of industrial development in China such as environmental protection, inorganic pigments, green construction and sustainable development, LANXESS exhibits the latest technologies and solutions from its Inorganic Pigments (IPG), Material Protection Products (MPP), Rhein Chemie (RCH) and Urethane Systems (URE) business units.

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2018-10-09

LANXESS to exhibit at first China International Import Expo

Shanghai – October 9, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will exhibit at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held from November 5-10, 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. The company will showcase products and solutions supporting China’s high-quality development in areas such as new mobility and urbanization. Underscoring LANXESS’ heritage, the booth will be part of the German Pavilion in the exhibition’s High-end Intelligent Equipment area.

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2018-10-08

Material innovations for sustainable mobility

Shanghai – October 8, 2018 – At Fakuma 2018, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will focus on materials for new forms of mobility. “We want to show which advantages our polyamide and polyester compounds and our endless fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites offer, especially for components for the electric power train, but also for the infrastructure of electric mobility,” explains Jan Bender, Head of Marketing EMEA in the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit. LANXESS expects the number of electric and electronic components in the automobile of the future to rise sharply. Bender explains, “We already have a wide range of materials for these applications, which meet the most important norms and standards of the international electrical and electronics industry in terms of fire resistance, electrical behavior, and ecology – for example – and are already proving successful in vehicles.” The specialty chemicals company also focuses on the possibility of replacing the currently expensive polyamide 66 with polyamide 6 and PBT compounds (polybutylene terephthalate).

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2018-09-28

LANXESS adjusts prices for products for the treatment of water and liquid media

Shanghai – September 28, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is to increase its prices worldwide for ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membrane elements and iron oxide adsorbers by an average of five percent effective October 1, 2018. Price increases due to rising operating costs vary depending on the application.

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2018-09-21

LANXESS to build new production plant for high-performance plastics in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany

Shanghai – September 21, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is continuing to invest in its global production network for high-performance plastics and is building another compounding facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany, for a mid double-digit million euro amount. Starting in the second half of 2019, LANXESS will produce Durethan and Pocan engineering plastics, which are used primarily in the automotive as well as the electrical and electronics industry. In addition, a warehouse and a silo facility will be built. Construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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2018-09-14

LANXESS Successfully Concludes Open-to-Public Day 2018 Initiative for Building Sustainable Communities

Shanghai – September 14, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS held today at its Ningbo site its third “Open-to-Public Day” under the theme of Collaboration, Openness and Innovation. Completed at the end of 2015, the Ningbo plant was honored with the National Green Plant certificate by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology early this year.

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2018-09-11

LANXESS: New production line for additive specialties

Shanghai – September 11, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has commissioned a new production line at its Mannheim site for the synthesis of dimercaptothiadiazole (DMTD) derivatives. These chemicals are added to lubricants as multifunctional additives. The production line, which started in May 2018, doubles the annual production capacity of these specialty additives. The investment volume is in the single-digit-million-euro range.

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2018-08-29

Innovative solutions for the leather industry

Shanghai – August 29, 2018 – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS is presenting its new developments and innovative solutions for the leather industry at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai. LANXESS Leather business unit will showcase its range of chemicals for the production of leather for the footwear, apparel, furniture and automotive industries. These include chemicals for the beamhouse process, mineral and synthetic tanning agents, preservatives, retanning agents, fatliquors, dyes and numerous finishing products.

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2018-08-22

Leather trend articles and forecast autumn/winter 2019/2020

Shanghai - Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, one of the world's leading manufacturers of leather chemicals, can give its customers a real competitive advantage by forecasting future colors and trends. In a specially made collection LANXESS is revealing leather patterns with the novelties for the autumn / winter 2019/2020. The leather patterns reflect the future leather fashion in terms of appearance, surface touch and overall look. The sample collection also contains recipes and practical processing suggestions so that the tanners are well-equipped to reproduce the new trends.

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2018-08-14

Virkon S effective for African Swine Fever biosecurity

Shanghai - August 14, 2018 - With China reporting its first outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on August 3, and with the heightened threat of this highly contagious disease spreading to Japan and the Korean Peninsula, specialty chemicals company LANXESS offers Asian swine producers the proven broad spectrum virucidal disinfectant Virkon S for ASF biosecurity prevention and control measures.

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2018-08-13

CN_PR: LANXESS provides wings

Shanghai, Aug 13, 2018 – Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, have undergone rapid development over the past few years. Whether as a toy for children and adults or – in top quality – as support for rescue operations and in farming, drones are becoming increasingly common.

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2018-08-09

LANXESS plans to sell remaining 50 percent stake in joint venture ARLANXEO to Saudi Aramco

Shanghai – August 9, 2018 – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in ARLANXEO to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco. The two companies, that founded ARLANXEO in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture for synthetic rubber, signed a respective agreement today.

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2018-08-03

Following a good second quarter, LANXESS specifies its earnings forecast for 2018

Shanghai – August 3, 2018 – Following a good performance in the second quarter, specialty chemicals company LANXESS has specified its earnings forecast for 2018. The Group now expects an increase of the operating result at the upper end of the guidance of five to ten percent that was presented in May. In the previous year, comparable EBITDA pre exceptionals was around EUR 925 million. The contribution from ARLANXEO, the joint venture between LANXESS and Saudi Aramco for synthetic rubber, is not taken into account in the full-year forecast for 2018 and, with immediate effect, will no longer be reported in the Group’s sales and operating result.

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2018-08-01

Quality Secures: LANXESS Urethane Systems Offers Customized Solutions for ATMs and Roller Coasters

Aug. 1, 2018, Shanghai – German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is showcasing solutions for polyurethane applications at the 16th PU China 2018 held from Aug. 1-3 in Shanghai. From ATMs to roller coasters, wind power,mining and transportation, the urethane systems on display are garnering attention.

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