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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.



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).



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



LANXESS Greater China CEO Ming Cheng Chien to lead new APAC region

Shanghai – July 23, 2018 – German specialty chemicals company LANXESS will establish a new regional structure for the growth in the region. As part of the new organization, Greater China CEO Ming Cheng Chien will be appointed as Regional Head of the company’s APAC (Asia-Pacific) region effective Aug. 1, 2018. He is based in Shanghai, China.



LANXESS signs marketing and distribution cooperation agreement with filtration membranes and system manufacturer Polymem

July 5, 2018, Shanghai – The Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit of the specialty chemicals group LANXESS, one of the leading suppliers of products and solutions for water treatment, has entered into a cooperation agreement with French company Polymem SA, Toulouse.



LANXESS: Price adjustment for PA 6.6 compounds

SHANGHAI – LANXESS is raising its prices for Durethan A (Polyamide 6.6) compounds in Greater China by RMB 5/kg with immediate effect.



The Dragon Boat Festival is coming, enjoy Fresh Summer with LANXESS Saltidin®

June 15, 2018, Shanghai - “Eating a rice dumpling wrapped with bamboo leaves, wearing a crown with a bunch of wormwood.” It is the custom for Chinese people to burn wormwood to repel mosquitoes by the incense during the Dragon Boat Festival since ancient times. This is because the festival is near midsummer when people are prone to disease and plagues spread easily. In summer, mosquitoes are interrupting your sleep always and everywhere, bringing more than 80 infectious diseases such as dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis (JE).



LANXESS supports sustainable leather production

ShangHai – After the inclusion of NMP (N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone) as an SVHC candidate (Substances of Very High Concern) in 2011, the European Commission issued a restriction on the sale of chemical products containing NMP in May of this year and also announced a restriction on the use of NMP in consumer products in the coming fall. Now, many leather manufacturers need to make it transparent how they produce leather items without this substance. The specialty chemicals company LANXESS provides the industry with suitable alternatives without the need to make any compromises with regard to the quality of the finished leather.



The Fourth LANXESS "Clean Water for Better Life" - University Students Research Competition kicked off in Shanghai

May 31, 2018, Shanghai - The fourth LANXESS China “Clean Water for Better Life” - University Students Research Competition was officially kicked off at the headquarters of LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "LANXESS") in Shanghai. Ming Cheng Chien, CEO of LANXESS Greater China, Zhihong Yu, President of China WTO Tribune, representatives of new partners of “Sustainable Clean Water Ecosystem”, LANXESS volunteers and student representatives attended the kick-off ceremony.



LANXESS and XPS Professional Committee of CPPIA hold Fire Safety Symposium in Beijing

May 29, 2018, Beijing – Construction is booming in China and the Chinese government has been taking an active role in promoting green buildings. With the Fire Safety Symposium on May 29 in Beijing, LANXESS and the XPS Professional Committee of China Plastics Processing Industry Association (CPPIA), Beijing, China, are bringing together about 150 material manufacturers, constructors, architects, associations, and policy-makers to discuss the future of insulation with regard to sustainable fire safety solutions for the construction industry.