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R&D Centers in China

LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs. In addition to technical support and testing responsibilities, LANXESS R&D centers in China are involved in developing new technologies, processes, novel materials and replacing raw material with environment-friendly chemicals.


R&D Centers:

  • Qingdao Beverage Technology Center,
  • Hong Kong Asia Pacific Development & Application Center
  • Changzhou leather chemical lab
  • Changzhou microbiology test laboratory
  • Wuxi Research and Development Testing Center for engineering plastics
  • Rhein Chemie R&D lab
  • Nanjing Application Development Center


Wuxi
The High Performance Materials business unit manufactures high-tech plastics in Wuxi. Since May 2007, the Business Unit also operates a R&D Center for high-tech plastics at the site. In July 2011, LANXESS inaugurated a new production line for high-tech plastics, representing an investment of Euro 10 million, and expanded the plant’s annual capacity for high-tech plastics from 40,000 tons per year to 60,000 tons.


Qingdao
Established in 1995, Rhein Chemie (Qingdao) Ltd. manufactures polymer additives and lubricant oil additives for the electrical, electronics and automotive industries in the Asian market. LANXESS subsidiary Rhein Chemie built a plant for lubricant oil additives manufacturing in Qingdao, which started production at the beginning of 2009.


In order to meet growing demand for Rhenogran in China and the APAC area, Rhein Chemie invested EUR 3.3million in upgrading its production lines in polymer-bound rubber chemicals. The new Rhenogran® V9 production line, which is equipped with state-of-art technology and has an annual capacity of 3,000 metric tons, started production in the middle of September 2013.


In August 2011, LANXESS opened a Technology Center in Qingdao, China. The new technology center serves the customers in Asia and China by providing analytical, technical and consultancy services, as well as customized-solutions centered on LANXESS’ flagship product Velcorin.

In order to meet growing demand for Rhenogran in China and the APAC area, Rhein Chemie invested EUR 3.3million in upgrading its production lines in polymer-bound rubber chemicals. The new Rhenogran® V9 production line, which is equipped with state-of-art technology and has an annual capacity of 3,000 metric tons, started production in the middle of September 2013.


In November 2015, LANXESS opened a production line for Rhenoshape high-performance tire curing bladders at its Qingdao production site. It is LANXESS’ first Rhenoshape production line in Asia. The new production line is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to manufacture curing bladders for lightweight commercial vehicle tires and passenger car tires. It leverages the latest findings in bladder technology and provides customers with a combination of brand new compression and injection presses.

 

Nanjing

The Asia Pacific Application Development Center (ADC) in Nanajing joined LANXESS along with the Chemtura acquisition. It is equipped with advanced R&D facilities as well as excellent engineers, which provides technical, development and training support for company, customers, partners on Bromine Solutions, Lubricant Additives, Organometalics and Urethane Systems.

 

Hong Kong

In April, 2013, LANXESS has opened a new Asia-Pacific Application Development Center for its high-tech plastics in the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park. It is run by the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit and provides comprehensive and high-value services ranging from concept development support, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering and mold-design assistance to part testing for the automotive industry and other segments.

 

Changzhou

Since 2013, the Material Protection Products business unit runs a microbiology test lab in Changzhou to strengthen its competitiveness in the biocides business in Asia. In addition, the business unit manufactures Preventol® biocides in Changzhou. The main application of these products is the preservation of diverse products, such as coatings, latex, adhesive, metal working fluid, water treatment, construction material and so on.

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