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2012-09-19

LANXESS premieres AA-rated concept tire

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS demonstrates its expertise in product innovation for synthetic rubber by unveiling the LANXESS AA concept tire.

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2012-09-19

LANXESS opens first plant for high-tech plastics in the USA

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS has opened its first production plant for high-tech plastics in the United States. With the new facility in Gastonia in the U.S. state of North Carolina, the company will help to meet the growing demand for premium, lightweight plastics.

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2012-09-14

LANXESS: Leading supplier of lightweight technology to automotive industry

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its innovative product portfolio of lightweight materials to the automotive industry by acquiring German company Bond- Laminates GmbH. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction has closed with immediate effect.

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2012-09-11

LANXESS breaks ground for world’s largest Nd-PBR plant in Singapore

LANXESS has broken ground for its new neodymium-based performance butadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) plant in Singapore today. The German specialty chemicals company is investing roughly EUR 200 million in a 140,000 metric tons per annum facility on Jurong Island. The facility will be the largest of its kind globally and will serve the growing market for “Green Tires”, especially in Asia. About 100 jobs will be created. The plant is expected to start up in the first half of 2015.

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2012-09-10

LANXESS to enter German stock index DAX

The Stock Indices Working Group of Deutsche Boerse AG decided at its meeting today to include LANXESS AG in the German benchmark index DAX 30. The specialty chemicals group will form part of Germany's leading share index, effective September 24, 2012.

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2012-09-06

LANXESS Powers Green Mobility with Extensive Solutions for Tires, Rubber Products, Plastics, Leather and Batteries

German specialty chemicals group LANXESS showcased its innovative solutions to China’s expanding green mobility trend on Mobility Day China in Shanghai.

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2012-09-06

LANXESS Mobility Day China

German specialty chemicals group LANXESS kicked off “Mobility Day China” in Shanghai today by sharing insights into the latest development in the Green Mobility megatrend. The theme of the event is “sustainable technologies for China’s future”.

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2012-09-05

LANXESS to build world’s largest EPDM plant in China

LANXESS is building the world’s largest plant for EPDM synthetic rubber in China. The German specialty chemicals company is investing EUR 235 million (roughly RMB 1.87 billion) in the plant in Changzhou (Jiangsu Province). This is the largest investment the company has made in China to date.

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2012-09-03

Modular finishing system for upholstery leather

The new UP (upholstery) product line from the LANXESS specialty chemicals company is just what many upholstery leather manufacturers have been looking for. Given the wide range of different surface appearances and touches required in this sector, finishes have to be both simple to formulate and easy to handle so that leather manufacturers can satisfy the individual wishes of each customer without the need for complicated procedures.

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2012-08-15

LANXESS strengthens joint research capability with Qingdao University of Science and Technology

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS further strengthens joint research and development with the Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST) by sponsoring a new internal mixer/extruder for the university.

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2012-08-07

LANXESS confirms 2012 forecast after a strong second quarter

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS continued to grow in the second quarter. EBITDA pre exceptionals rose by 6.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 362 million. Sales advanced by 8.1 percent to EUR 2.42 billion.

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2012-08-02

Proven premium products and new technologies

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is showcasing its products and systems for innovative shoe, furniture and automotive leather at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) taking place in Shanghai, China, between September 4 and 6, 2012. The focus is on the new modular finishing system UP for upholstery leather, on a new cationic finishing range and last but not least on the X-Lite technology for producing lightweight leather. Furthermore, LANXESS will be presenting a comprehensive range of proven inorganic and synthetic tanning materials, preservatives, fatliquoring agents, dyestuffs, tanning and finishing products. Jürgen Hackenbroich, head of Marketing for the Asia Pacific region in the Leather business unit, comments: “We see it as our duty to offer tanneries innovative products with which they can produce leather of outstanding quality to meet the requirements of tomorrow – including with respect to profitability and environmental protection.”

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2012-07-23

LANXESS China Mobility Day

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS is organizing a series of “Mobility Days” on various continents in 2012. The series will be kicked off with the LANXESS China Mobility Day, themed ”sustainable technologies for China’s future” on September 6, 2012 in Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai, China.

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2012-07-05

New membrane elements for reverse osmosis

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG is offering five new types of Lewabrane membrane separation elements for reverse osmosis. With immediate effect HR (high rejection) types with membrane surface areas of 370 and 440 square feet and HF (high flow) types with membrane surface areas of 370, 400 and 440 square feet are available.

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2012-06-28

LANXESS increases prices for inorganic pigments

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is globally increasing its prices for inorganic pigments, effective July 1, 2012.

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2012-06-27

LANXESS increases prices in two business units

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is globally increasing its prices for ion exchange resins and Saltidin by LANXESS’ wholly owned subsidiary Saltigo GmbH, effective July 1, 2012.

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2012-06-20

LANXESS sets its sights on Turkey's growing market

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS plans to expand further in the Turkish market. It takes one important step in this direction today by officially opening its new subsidiary in Istanbul. LANXESS Kimya Ticaret Ltd. Şti. will manage the company’s business in this growing market in the future. LANXESS generated record sales in Turkey in 2011 amounting to some EUR 125 million, nearly triple the amount achieved in 2009.

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2012-06-05

LANXESS builds new plant for high-tech plastics in Belgium

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is investing EUR 75 million in the construction of a new plant for high-tech plastics in Antwerp. The world-scale facility for polyamide plastics is designed for an annual capacity of 90,000 metric tons and scheduled to begin operation in the first quarter of 2014.

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2012-06-05

LANXESS investing in its French production site for tire rubbers

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS is investing in its production site for high-performance rubber in Port Jérôme, France. The Group plans to invest some EUR 30 million by 2015 to further enhance productivity and energy efficiency. LANXESS produces the high-performance rubbers neodymium-polybutadiene (Nd-PBR) and solution styrene-butadiene (SSBR) at the site. These rubber grades are used primarily for the production of “green tires”.

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2012-05-23

LANXESS starts up new nitrile butadiene rubber plant in China

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has started up on schedule a nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) plant in Nantong, China, as part of its 50:50 joint venture with Taiwan’s TSRC Corporation. The two companies have jointly invested USD 50 million (approx. EUR 39 million) in the new plant, which has an initial annual capacity of 30,000 metric tons. Some 100 new jobs have been created through the investment.

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