2019-11-18

Together for Sustainable Community

LANXESS Carries Out Open-to-Public Days for Eight Consecutive Years

LANXESS Wuxi Open-to-Public Day Photo: LANXESS

Shanghai – November 18, 2019 – German specialty chemicals company LANXESS recently attended the “2019 AICM Open-to-Public-Day (OTP) Closing Ceremony” in Shanghai, marking the eighth year for the company to carry out Open-to-Public Days.


Since 2012, LANXESS has organized 14 Open-to-Public Days at its sites in Shanghai, Changzhou, Wuxi, Qingdao, Liyang, Ningbo and Nantong. Overall, nearly 2,700 residents, teachers and students, related organization, media representatives joined the events. In 2019,  around 400 members of the public attended the LANXESS Open-to-Public Days at the Nantong and Wuxi sites.

 

Guiding teenagers to explore the chemical world

Visitors gained a comprehensive understanding of the chemical industry by walking into LANXESS plants and taking a closer look at products. LANXESS experts also demonstrated interesting chemical experiments and safety practices during chemical and safety classes for the visitors.


During the events, LANXESS donated teaching assistant appliances and chemical kits to the students. Developed by LANXESS headquarters in Germany, the chemistry kits are designed to help develop the interests of 6-10-year-old students in natural science. Guided by teachers, students can use the kits to do various basic chemical experiments, thus better applying the scientific concepts to classroom practice.
At the LANXESS Wuxi Open-to-Public Day, Michael Rockel, General Manager of LANXESS (Wuxi) High Performance Composite Materials Co., Ltd., presented samples of automobile parts, charging pile of new energy cars, and  household appliances made of LANXESS high performance materials, explaining the importance of chemicals in our daily life as well as LANXESS’s sustainable concept in product development.
"Through the Open-to-Public-Day activities, LANXESS shows its innovative and environment-friendly products and processes to the public, promoting the communication between the enterprise and the public," said Wang Jing, General Manager of LANXESS Nantong site. “We also hope to take this opportunity to listen to the public, so that we can make improvements continuously for higher quality, and sustainable development.”

 

Good for business, good for society

LANXESS follows its concept of "Quality Works" and fulfills its corporate responsibility by adhering to idea of "good for business, good for society". The Open Day is an important platform for the company. So far, LANXESS has been listed for nine consecutive years in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe).

 


About LANXESS

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.2 billion in 2018. The company currently has about 15,500 employees in 33 countries and is represented at 60 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

 

LANXESS China

On January 31, 2005, the company was initially listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. officially started operations. LANXESS has 15 subsidiaries, 7 R&D centers and 8 production sites with around 1,500 employees in Greater China. LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

 

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