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2019-08-14

LANXESS to sell its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises

Shanghai – August 14, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is selling its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises, a Chinese leather chemicals producer. On August 12, 2019, Both companies signed a respective agreement. The transaction is still subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities. LANXESS expects to complete the planned transaction by the end of 2019.

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2019-08-06

LANXESS remains on track after a stable second quarter

Shanghai – August 6, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is on track despite the weaker economy and geopolitical uncertainties and can look back on a stable second quarter. EBITDA pre exceptionals declined only slightly by 1.4 percent to EUR 286 million, nearly reaching the figure of the strong prior-year quarter of EUR 290 million.

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2019-07-26

Durable star wheels for waste sorting

Shanghai – July 26, 2019 – LANXESS’s Urethane Systems business unit has developed an alternative to synthetic rubber for producing star wheels for material separation plants and material transport. It is based on polyurethane (PU) elastomers produced from Adiprene Low Free (LF) prepolymers. The PU star wheels are not only characterized by a longer service life and excellent mechanical performance, but are also resistant to heat and moisture. In addition to the material, the constructive design of the star wheels also comes from LANXESS. It was developed based on product requirements, technical application and optimization algorithms using the CAD software Solidworks. This design is licensed. “We have already signed contracts with selected processors in North America to ensure that end customers of star wheels benefit from the highest level of quality and performance,” says Michael Timm, global head of Marketing and Development at Urethane Systems.

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2019-07-24

Lightweight rear seat shell in composite design

Shanghai – July 24 , 2019 – The Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced composites from specialty chemicals company LANXESS are becoming established in large-scale production of various structural components for lightweight automotive design. One current example of this is the Audi A8. This sedan car is also offered with two electrically adjustable individual rear seats, the shells of which have been developed by Faurecia Automotive Seating and are manufactured using the hybrid molding process. The polyamide-6-based Tepex dynalite 102 RG600(2)/47% is used for this purpose. The short-glass-fiber-reinforced Durethan BKV30H2.0 polyamide 6, also from LANXESS, is used as an over-molded material.

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2019-07-11

LANXESS addresses the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization at “K 2019”

Shanghai – July 11, 2019 – LANXESS will be presenting a broad portfolio at the international trade fair for plastics and rubber K 2019. On its 700 square meter stand, the specialty chemicals company will focus primarily on the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization. “Innovative mobility solutions and modern urban concepts are currently being developed worldwide. These are important growth areas for us and our customers. We are constantly developing sustainable material solutions and technologies for this purpose and are also focusing on new possibilities for digitalization,” explained Hubert Fink, member of the LANXESS board of management. All in all, six of LANXESS’s eleven business units – High Performance Materials, Urethane Systems, Polymer Additives, Rhein Chemie, Inorganic Pigments and Advanced Industrial Intermediates – will be showcasing their products at K 2019.

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2019-06-28

LANXESS Employees Awarded Labor Medals for Their Practice in Safety

Shanghai, June 28, 2019 – Two LANXESS employees recently received Labor Medals for their achievements in practicing safety. This comes as this month marks the 18th “Work Safety Month” in China, with the Office of the Security Committee of the State Council rolling out nationwide the “Work Safety Month” and “Safety Production” campaigns under the theme of “preventing risks, eliminating hidden dangers and curbing accidents.”

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2019-06-10

New test bench for high-performance additives

Shanghai – June 10, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has taken a new test bench for additivated hydraulic fluids into operation at its Mannheim site. It is being used to test the additive package Additin RC 9200 N, as well as other fluids. These high-performance additives are used to formulate hydraulic fluids that are utilized in large commercial vehicles such as excavators, combine harvesters, or construction vehicles.

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2019-06-05

LANXESS Co-hosts the Hackathon 2019-The Second Young Talents’ Chemical Innovation Challenge

Shanghai – June 5, 2019 –The final of the second Young Talents’ Chemical Innovation Challenge (Hackathon 2019) took place on May 31st and June 1st in Shanghai. The event was organized by the Multinationals Committee of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (MNC, CPCIF) and co-hosted by fifteen multinationals including German specialty chemicals company LANXESS.

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2019-06-04

LANXESS kicks off Fifth “Clean Water for Better Life” University Students Research Competition

Shanghai – June 4, 2019 –Coinciding with the opening day of Aquatech China, German specialty chemicals company LANXESS today kicked off the fifth “Clean Water for Better Life” University Students Research Competition with a ceremony held at its regional headquarters in Shanghai. “Education lays the foundation for China’s future development, and young people are of great significance for both enterprises and the society,” LANXESS Asia-Pacific President Ming Cheng Chien said. Also present were Du Juan, Associate Editor-in-chief of the project’s co-organizer China Sustainability Tribune, and executives from the LANXESS Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit.

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2019-05-23

Material innovations for batteries and electromobility

Shanghai – May 23, 2019 – For the first time, specialty chemicals company LANXESS had its own stand at the Battery Show in Stuttgart. This event is regarded as the biggest European trade show for highly advanced battery and hybrid vehicle technologies. The spotlight was on raw materials and compounds used in the production of lithium-ion batteries and components of the electric powertrain. “LANXESS is offering numerous products and materials along the entire value chain of batteries,” explains Dr. Wolfgang Ebenbeck, expert on electromobility and battery materials in the Group Function Corporate Development at LANXESS. “Our product portfolio ranges from raw materials for the synthesis of lithium chemicals, to flame retardants and products for the extraction of high-purity nickel and cobalt compounds for cathode materials, right through to high-tech polyamides and polyesters for battery and electric powertrain components.” In a film at its stand, LANXESS is showcasing the numerous, potential applications of the specialty chemicals company’s materials in advanced lithium-ion batteries, as well as those in which the company’s raw materials are involved.

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2019-05-23

Material innovations for batteries and electromobility

Shanghai – May 23, 2019 – For the first time, specialty chemicals company LANXESS had its own stand at the Battery Show in Stuttgart.

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2019-05-20

New tests prove LANXESS Virkon S and Virkon LSP highly effective against ASF

Shanghai – May 20, 2019 – With African Swine Fever (ASF) continuing its rapid spread across Europe, China and Southeast Asia, and with no vaccine or other medical treatment currently available, specialty chemicals company LANXESS recently submitted their premium livestock veterinary disinfectants, Virkon S and Virkon LSP, for independent evaluation against the virus. CISA is the European Union reference laboratory for ASF efficacy testing since 2002.

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2019-05-15

LANXESS: Stable business development in the first quarter of 2019 despite economic downturn

Shanghai – May 15, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has made a solid start to the new fiscal year despite the weakening economy. In the first quarter of 2019, EBITDA pre exceptionals rose by 1.9 percent to EUR 275 million compared with EUR 270 million in the strong previous-year quarter. The main reasons for this positive development were higher selling prices and advantageous exchange-rate effects, particularly from the U.S. dollar. The EBITDA margin pre exceptionals improved from 14.9 percent in the previous year to 15.1 percent.

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2019-05-14

LANXESS to deploy artificial intelligence in product development

Shanghai – May 14, 2019 – LANXESS is set to break new ground when it comes to the development of customer-specific high-performance plastics. By deploying artificial intelligence (AI), the specialty chemicals company is looking to drastically cut the amount of time it takes to develop new materials. For this, LANXESS has entered into close collaboration with Citrine Informatics, a U.S.-based AI company specializing in data-driven materials development.

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2019-05-13

Effective biosecurity barrier controls essential for the prevention and control of African Swine Fever (ASF) and Avian Influenza (AI)

Shanghai – May 13, 2019 – with two of the most feared epidemic diseases, African Swine Fever (ASF) and Avian Influenza (AI) spreading rapidly across China and Southeast Asia, specialty chemicals company, LANXESS, have emphasized the key role biosecurity barrier controls must play in helping to control their spread. “Disease prevention and control must always be the prime focus,” said Stephan Cho, Head of Market Segment Disinfection in the Material Protection Products business unit (MPP), at LANXESS. “Instead of waiting for a disease challenge to happen, producers must take steps to build robust protocols that prioritize hygiene. Biosecurity barrier controls, utilizing proven effective biocides, are the greatest weapons swine and poultry producers have in helping to prevent the spread and introduction of ASF and AI.”

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2019-04-15

LANXESS intensifies focus on electromobility

Shanghai – April 15, 2019 – The specialty chemicals company LANXESS sees great application potential for its technical plastics under the brands Durethan (polyamide) and Pocan (polybutylene terephthalate) in the New Mobility growth market. This is why the High Performance Materials business unit founded the “e-Powertrain team”, which is geared to the needs of the global automotive industry and supports external partners throughout the entire development chain for components of electric vehicles and the associated infrastructure. This support includes materials that are tailor-made for specific customers and applications as well as processing development and engineering services for component design such as CAE simulations, moldflow calculations and finished product inspections.

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2019-04-12

Cost-effective alternatives to polyamide 66

Shanghai – April 12, 2019 – The specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding the new polyamide 6 Durethan P product range with the addition of two highly reinforced material variants that can be used, among other things, as an economical alternative to polyamide 66 materials. Durethan BKV50PH2.0 and Durethan BKV60PH2.0EF have short glass fiber content levels of 50 and 60 percent by weight respectively. The “P” in the product name stands for “Performance” and indicates the high fatigue resistance of these materials against pulsating loads. This means that these grades are many times more resistant to cyclical mechanical loads than standard products with the same glass fiber content. Potential applications include supporting structures for electrical and electronics modules in batteries for electric vehicles, engine oil pans, oil filter modules and end caps, engine and chassis mounts, damper pistons, and seat shells for passenger cars. In mechanical engineering, the new materials are suitable for dynamically highly stressed components such as gear wheels.

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