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LANXESS Donates Disinfectants to Hubei to Fight Coronavirus

Shanghai – February 17, 2020 – The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has made epidemic disease control a task of top priority in China. To help fight the epidemic, German specialty chemicals company LANXESS announced the donation of 1 ton of its highly effective Rely+On Virkon disinfectant to hospitals in Wuhan and two surrounding cities. The donation of the high level disinfectant product arrived in Hubei on February 16 thanks to the optimization of production capacities at the production plant in the U.K. and a concerted effort of employees around the world to help quickly. One ton of Rely+On Virkon can be diluted into 100,000 liters of disinfectant solution for use at a ratio of 1:100.



Tepex dynalite from LANXESS for innovative lightweight design project

Shanghai – December 16, 2019 – The endless fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite material Tepex dynalite from LANXESS has made a major contribution to the success of the FuPro project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). At the international trade fair for mobility 4.0 “eMove-360° Europe” in Munich, Germany, the project received the Gold Materialica Award in the “Surface & Technology” category. The abbreviation FuPro stands for “Design and process development for functionalized multi-component structures with complex hollow profiles”.



LANXESS to become climate neutral by 2040

Shanghai – December 9, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has set itself an ambitious climate protection target. By 2040, the Group intends to become climate neutral and eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions from around 3.2 million metric tons of CO2e today. Already by 2030, LANXESS aims to cut its emissions by 50 percent compared to the current level to around 1.6 million metric tons of CO2e.



LANXESS Awarded China's Top Employer for Three Consecutive Years

The results of 2020 China's Top Employer were revealed on December 2 in Shanghai. LANXESS was once again honored as a "Top Employer" in China. This is the third consecutive year that LANXESS has received the certification from the Top Employers Institute.



LANXESS Supports China’s High Quality Development

Shanghai – November 28, 2019 – LANXESS has underpinned its commitment to support China’s High Quality Development: The German specialty chemicals company said today that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in September to reserve land for an integrated production site. Furthermore, the company is planning to establish an Application Development Center for the Asia-Pacific region in Shanghai.



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

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.



LANXESS with stable development also in third quarter

Shanghai – November 14, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS performed well again in the third quarter of 2019 – despite further deterioration of the economic environment. As expected, earnings in the third quarter were only slightly weaker than in the previous year. At EUR 267 million, EBITDA pre exceptionals was 3.6 percent down on the prior year’s figure of EUR 277 million.



LANXESS addresses the topics of sustainable urbanization at “CHINACOAT 2019”

Shanghai – October 30, 2019 – LANXESS will be presenting a broad portfolio at the CHINACOAT 2019. With a focus on the major trends of urbanization and high quality development in China, LANXESS exhibits the latest technologies and solutions from its Inorganic Pigments (IPG), Material Protection Products (MPP), RheinChemie (RCH) and Urethane Systems (URE) business units.



LANXESS, CABEE and FUDATEC Hold Joint Fire Safety Symposium in Shanghai

Shanghai – October 24, 2019 – The Chinese construction industry is faced with the challenge of implementing the increasingly demanding government goals of sustainable construction and improving the energy efficiency and safety of buildings. Key areas are environmental protection, flame retardants and a Green Supply Chain for thermal insulation materials. And that is precisely what the second Fire Safety Symposium on October 24, 2019 in Shanghai, China is all about.



Composite insert as a structural reinforcement for A-pillars

Shanghai – October 10, 2019 – The potential of Tepex, a line of continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials from specialty chemicals company LANXESS, for use in lightweight applications extends to the design of structural components in passenger cars, which need to be capable of meeting very stringent requirements in the event of a crash.



LANXESS starts high-tech plastics production in Changzhou

Shanghai, September 25, 2019 — German specialty chemicals company LANXESS today held an opening ceremony to celebrate the start of production at its new plant in Changzhou. The compounding facility produces Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech plastics, especially for the automotive sector and the electric and electronics industry.



Sustainable products and systems for the leather industry

Shanghai – September 10, 2019 – Recently, LANXESS showcased its latest developments and innovations for the leather industry at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai, China. The extensive range of products for manufacturing high-quality leather comprises chemicals for beamhouse operations, mineral and synthetic tanning materials, preservatives, retanning agents, leather softeners, dyes and numerous finishing chemicals. Especially for the automotive industry, LANXESS offers ideal solutions to the ever-expanding requirements for dealing with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), aldehydes and odors.



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.



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.



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.



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.