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New impulses for color in construction

At bauma 2016, LANXESS is demonstrating how inorganic pigments can add remarkable and lasting color to architecture and infrastructure. The specialty chemicals company, together with distributor Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH, is exhibiting its premium and globally proven inorganic pigments at this leading international trade show from April 11 to 17 in Munich, Germany.



Ming Cheng Chien: “Supply-side Reform” drives the green development of the China’s chemical industry

As Chinese economy changed to “New Normal,” the annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) focus on how to release the potential for economic growth and strive for sustainable social and economic development. Furthermore, “Supply-side Reform” has been frequently mentioned when discussing solutions to the issue.



Combining business segments bears fruit

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS combined all its additive-related business segments in the new Rhein Chemie Additives business unit (ADD) in early 2015, and the move is bearing fruit. One synergy effect is the more efficient utilization of phosphorus plants operated by the company at various sites worldwide. Following a comprehensive efficiency analysis, the phosphoric acid partial ester Additin RC 3760, previously shipped only from Mannheim, will now also be produced at the LANXESS site in Epierre, France, effectively doubling manufacturing capacity for this product. Additin RC 3760 is a proven anticorrosion and antiwear additive with a long history of success in metalworking fluids, hydraulic and industrial oils.



An uncomplicated, reliable and precise way of designing condensate polishing

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has unveiled the new condensate polishing module for its LewaPlus integrated design software. “This new module will enable us to design condensate polishing more reliably and precisely, especially in power plants,” explains Hans-Jürgen Wedemeyer, Technical Marketing Manager in LANXESS’ LPT business unit. The LewaPlus software can be downloaded free of charge at



LANXESS and Saudi Aramco rubber joint venture to be launched on April 1, 2016, under the name ARLANXEO

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS and Saudi Aramco have announced ARLANXEO, the name of their new joint venture for synthetic rubber. The Chinese name will be announced at a later stage. The new name and logo combines elements from the names and logos of both partners. The logo is complemented by the descriptor “Performance Elastomers” to highlight the new company’s product range.



Using Saltidin to guard against the Zika virus

Insect repellents containing the active ingredient of Saltigo protect against infection with dangerous diseases by keeping mosquitoes at bay



Modern, more efficient and safer –the aromatics network

The production of aromatic intermediates is a core competency of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, as demonstrated by a recently completed, three-year investment program totaling over EUR 20 million aimed at expanding the company's aromatics network. The comprehensive modernization project focused mainly on facilities that manufacture nitrotoluenes, chlorobenzenes, and their downstream products.



Dirk Van Meirvenne to take charge of Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit

Effective May 1, 2016, Dirk Van Meirvenne (52) will take charge of the Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS. His predecessor Hubert Fink was appointed to the Board of Management of LANXESS AG on October 1, 2015 and has since been acting head of the business unit.



LANXESS won three CSR awards in one single month

The German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has won three CSR awards within one month thanks to its persistence in corporate social responsibility activities.



LANXESS received two CSR awards

Specialty chemical company LANXESS has won two CSR awards, recognizing its efforts in environment protection as well as its management to supply chain sustainability. On January 15, LANXESS received the "2015 Beautiful China CSR Model Award" jointly awarded by China Environment News and China Forum of Environmental Journalists, which are both under the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The other award was " All-Round Excellence Award during '12th Five-year Plan'" co-initiated by China petroleum and Chemical industry Association and China chemical Industry News.



LANXESS completes capacity expansion for high-performance plastics in the USA

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has started up a second production line for high-performance plastics compounding at its facility in Gastonia, North Carolina, as planned. The new line represents an investment of about USD 15 million and doubles the site’s production capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric tons annually.



The global pigments industry in transition – Turning challenges into sustainable value creation

LANXESS, the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic iron oxide pigments, held its second LANXESS Pigments Symposium in Shanghai, China, on November 19, 2015. The topic this year was, “The global pigments industry in transition – Turning challenges into sustainable value creation,”



LANXESS completes construction of new inorganic pigments plant in Ningbo

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has celebrated the completion of construction works at its new plant for inorganic pigments in Ningbo, China. In the first quarter of 2016, highly saturated red iron oxide pigments will be produced here for the global market using an innovative and highly sustainable new process.



EUR 60 million investment for Saltigo

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is investing around EUR 60 million in the expansion of the Leverkusen production facilities of Saltigo GmbH – a leading supplier in the field of exclusive synthesis. The biggest single investment in Saltigo since it was founded as a fine chemicals company in 2006 should sustainably strengthen the LANXESS subsidiary’s market position.



LANXESS showcases sustainable solutions for the coatings industry

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS will present its comprehensive and innovative inorganic pigments and biocides product portfolios for the paints and coatings industry at the upcoming ChinaCoat 2015, which will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center during November 18-20.



First production line for Rhenoshape tire curing bladders in Asia

The Rhein Chemie Additives business unit of the specialty chemicals company LANXESS is presenting its extensive range of custom solutions for tire manufacturers at Rubber Tech China which is taking place at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 11 to 13, 2015.



LANXESS raises guidance for 2015 again and presents new strategy

Following a strong third quarter, specialty chemicals company LANXESS has continued to achieve solid business development, with its realignment plans progressing faster than expected. The Group is therefore raising its guidance again for the full year 2015 and now expects EBITDA pre exceptionals to come in between EUR 860 million and EUR 900 million. It had previously announced EBITDA pre exceptionals for the full year between EUR 840 million and EUR 880 million.



LANXESS presents Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Concert in Shanghai to celebrate its 10th anniversary

Today, German specialty chemicals company LANXESS brings Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Concert to China’s audience in the Shanghai Symphony Hall. The concert features European classical music with the performance of Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Young Euro Classic.



LANXESS and Chongqing Changshou Chemical join hands to form China’s leading provider of polychloroprene rubber

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS entered into agreement with Chongqing Changshou Chemical today to establish a 50:50 joint venture, which will act as the exclusive agent of polychloroprene rubber and adhesive products of both companies.



LANXESS included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index World for the fifth consecutive time

specialty chemicals company LANXESS was listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the fifth time in a row. The composition of the well-renowned sustainability index is determined once a year according to financially material environmental, social and governance factors.