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2012-05-10

LANXESS strengthens its butyl rubber site in Belgium

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its butyl rubber plant in Zwijndrecht, Belgium. The company has significantly invested to expand the production capacity of the existing plant and to build two new pilot plants for the development of production technology for butyl rubber. LANXESS is one of the world’s largest producers of butyl rubber, which is mainly used in the production of tires. The biggest share of butyl rubber produced in Zwijndrecht is premium halobutyl rubber.

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2012-05-09

LANXESS continues on growth path

LANXESS has made a promising start to the business year 2012. The specialty chemicals company increased EBITDA pre exceptionals by nearly 15 percent year-on-year to EUR 369 million in the first quarter.

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2012-05-08

Innovative iron oxide for desulfurizing biogas

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed Bayoxide E 16, a highly effective synthetic iron oxide for reducing hydrogen sulfide in biogas that can be added directly to the fermentation reactor.

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2012-05-04

Peak performance in China

As a part of the ongoing program LANXESS Summiteers in China 2012 is ready to go. Thomas Bubendorfer, one of the world’s foremost solo climbers, arrived in Lhasa in the middle of April to make preparations for his ascent of the two most demanding unclimbed mountains in the north west of the World Roof Tibet. Both are located in Shogula mountain system in the Yangs Pa Can area with around 6,000 meters high. The expedition is in collaboration with the China Mountaineering Association (CMA).

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2012-04-18

LANXESS powering Green Mobility

LANXESS has declared 2012 the Year of "Green Mobility", highlighting the premium products the specialty chemicals group develops to enable a more environmentally-friendly mobility.

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2012-04-18

A sustainable and reliable partner to mobility and urbanization megatrends

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, one of the world’s largest producers of iron oxide pigments, demonstrates its continued commitment to being a sustainable supplier and a reliable partner to mobility and urbanization megatrends at the Chinaplas 2012.

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2012-04-18

Lightweight construction solutions for green mobility

Intelligent lightweight construction solutions based on polyamides and polyesters will be one of the main areas of focus for LANXESS’ Semi-Crystalline Products business unit (SCP) at this year’s Chinaplas from April 18 to 21 in Shanghai, China. LANXESS sees enormous potential for polyamide composite sheet hybrid technology in concepts for Green Mobility, such as electric vehicles. Possible applications include engine bearings, door structures, pedals, front ends, and seat cross-members.

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2012-04-18

LANXESS to showcase new BioAdimide™ product line at the Chinaplas

LANXESS’ subsidiary Rhein Chemie is presenting its expertise of its new line of plastic additives at Chinaplas in Shanghai, China, from April 18 - 21, 2012. This innovative product line has been specifically formulated for bioplastics and is poised to widen the applications of poly lactic acid (PLA) plastic. It enables the production of renewable, bio-based polymers for durable applications with a lower environmental impact. BioAdimide™ additives are specially suited to improve the hydrolysis resistance of bio-based polyester, specifically polylactide (PLA), and to expand its range of applications.

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2012-04-18

Extensive range of colorants, flame retardants and additives for plastic applications

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS exhibited its range of organic dyes, plasticizer and flame retardants for plastic applications, including toys, food packaging, construction, electrical and automotive parts at the Chinaplas in Shanghai, China, from April 18 to 21, 2012.

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2012-04-09

LANXESS introduces new UP product line

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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2012-04-05

New on the market: RO Membrane elements from LANXESS

With immediate effect, specialty chemicals company LANXESS is offering Lewabrane membrane separation elements for reverse osmosis to complement its established Lewatit ion exchange resins. The former will be produced at the new production unit in Bitterfeld that went on stream last fall. Initially, customers will be able to buy two RO element types with different capacities that are based on polyamide thin-film composite membranes. Further, other RO element types will be added to the product range soon.

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2012-04-02

LANXESS subsidiary Perlon-Monofil to raise prices worldwide

Owing to continued steep rises in energy and raw material costs, from April 1, 2012, Perlon-Monofil GmbH is to raise its prices worldwide for synthetic monofilaments by at least EUR 0.20 per kilogram depending on the field of application and grade.

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2012-03-23

LANXESS on course for further growth after record earnings

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS continued on a path of growth in 2011, with record sales and earnings figures. Thanks to the Group's price-before-volume strategy, successful acquisitions and focus on the emerging markets, sales climbed by 23 percent to EUR 8,775 million. EBITDA pre exceptionals improved by 25 percent to EUR 1,146 million, exceeding EUR 1 billion for the first time. The EBITDA margin pre exceptionals came in at 13.1 percent, compared with 12.9 percent the year before. Net income rose disproportionately compared with sales and EBITDA pre exceptionals, improving by one third from the previous year to EUR 506 million.

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2012-03-19

LANXESS acquires U.S. bladder producer TCB

LANXESS is strengthening its position as a premium supplier to the tire industry. The specialty chemicals company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Rhein Chemie has acquired USA-based Tire Curing Bladders LLC (TCB) – a leading manufacturer of bladders for the tire industry. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction will close with immediate effect.

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2012-03-07

Green mobility in plastics industry energized by LANXESS

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS will display its latest technologies and environmental friendly products under the theme of green mobility at Chinaplas which will take place this year from April 18 to 21 in Shanghai.

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2012-03-01

LANXESS to break ground in Singapore for world’s largest Nd-PBR plant in September

LANXESS will break ground for its new neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) plant in Singapore on September 11 this year

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2012-02-27

LANXESS to invest EUR 40 million at Newcastle site in South Africa

New CO2 concentration unit supports future growth of Sodium Dichromate production / CO2 emissions to be cut down by 25 percent / Further strengthening of LANXESS value creation chain in South Africa

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2012-02-24

LANXESS strengthens commitment to renewable raw materials with investment in BioAmber

USD 10 million investment in U.S.-based BioAmber / Companies have developed phthalate-free plasticizers from bio-based succinic acid

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2012-02-17

Up for the next challenge

As a part of the ongoing program LANXESS Summiteers in China, five Chinese mountain climbers arrived in Italy on February 13 to join Thomas Bubendorfer, one of the world’s best known solo climbers, for an intensive training in Mont Blanc, which is known for its steep snow slopes, difficult ice faces and hanging glaciers.

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2012-02-10

LANXESS increases price level for Chloroprene Rubber

LANXESS announces a price increase for its Baypren branded Chloroprene business line of up to EUR 180 EUR / 240 USD per metric ton on a global basis. Reason being the since early 2012 again increasing raw material and energy prices amidst a tightening market for the respective feedstocks. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts and regulations, price increases will be implemented starting February 15th, 2012.

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