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LANXESS places bond in Hong Kong

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully placed a Chinese offshore Renminbi (CNH) denominated bond in Hong Kong as part of its existing Debt Issuance Program. LANXESS is the first German chemicals company to issue a RMB denominated bond.



LANXESS Dedicates the Year of Dragon to Green Mobility

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is dedicating the year of the dragon to the tackling of one of the most significant global challenges by declaring it “the Year of Green Mobility”.



LANXESS expands Jhagadia site to serve booming Indian market

LANXESS is continuing to expand its Indian production site in Jhagadia, Gujarat state. The specialty chemicals group inaugurates three new plants this month to serve the growing India market. LANXESS has invested over EUR 70 million and created roughly 300 new jobs at the site.



LANXESS to build plant in Lipezk in Russia

The German specialty chemicals group LANXESS is focusing on the megatrend of mobility on the Russian market too. At its new site in Lipezk, LANXESS subsidiary Rhein Chemie will produce rubber additives and release agents for the Russian and CIS markets, especially for the automotive and tire industries. Construction of the new production plant is due to start in early 2012, with the launch of production scheduled for the first half of 2013. In 2016, a production facility for bladders used in tire production is to be added. Total investment will amount to around EUR 5 million, creating 40 new jobs in the medium term.



LANXESS Wuxi awarded the title of Safe Enterprise 2011

LANXESS Wuxi site has recently been awarded the title of Wuxi Safe Enterprise for 2011.The honorary title awarded by the local authority is in recognition of the company’s outstanding achievements in improving the overall safety, and its efforts in organizing personnel training and optimizing working process to minimize the risks of work injury.



LANXESS pioneering high performance rubbers for green mobility in China

LANXESS, the world’s largest synthetic rubber company, is staging its second China Rubber Day in Beijing. And this year, the specialty chemicals company is hosting the world-class event alongside with China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF). Themed High-Tech for Green Mobility, the whole-day forum has attracted about 400 representatives from authorities, industry and academy to exchange ideas and discover more about high performance rubber in shaping the future of China’s green mobility.



LANXESS: Sales in China expected to exceed EUR 1 billion for the first time in 2012

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is continuing to focus on the growing Chinese market and is on track to achieve sales of more than EUR 1 billion there in fiscal 2012. "China will continue to be a cornerstone of our fast-growing Asian business," said LANXESS CEO Axel C. Heitmann prior to the second Rubber Day China, which is held in Beijing on December 2. "Our technology-driven products, which facilitate sustainable mobility, will play a major part in achieving this sales target."



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

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its partnership with the prestigious Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST). The company has recently signed two agreements with the university known for its strong rubber R&D capabilities, to join forces in research activities and education initiatives.



Rhein Chemie at the Rubber Tech China in Shanghai

Rhein Chemie will be presenting its broad portfolio for the rubber industry at the Rubber Tech China in Shanghai, from November 22 to 24, 2011 (stand 3B355, hall W3). The company will highlight its release agents, high performance curing bladders and processing promoters for the manufacturing of tires.



LANXESS to showcase green and innovative solutions for the coatings industry

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be presenting its comprehensive product portfolio for the paints and coatings industry at the upcoming Chinacoat 2011. Two business units – the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) and the Material Protection Products (MPP) – will attend the trade show at Shanghai New International Expo Center from November 23 to 25, to display their broad range of environmentally friendly pigments and biocides for the coatings industry.



LANXESS and CPCIF celebrate Green Rubber Day in China

LANXESS will continue its successful concept started in Macao in 2010 and host the 2nd China Rubber Day on December 2. The high-caliber event to be held in Beijing will serve as a platform to exchange ideas and discover more about high-performance rubber in meeting the challenge of green mobility. This year, the company hosts the event alongside with China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF).



LANXESS celebrates on the finish line an epic bike journey from Newbury to Hong Kong

Jon Lee and Micheil Gordon, two Environmental Science graduates and keen cyclists, completed today their epic bike journey from Newbury, UK to Hong Kong. The grand journey, which lasted 10 months and covered 17,000 km, is in support of a good cause: to raise funds for WaterAid, whilst at the same time increasing awareness of an important environmental issue.



LANXESS acquires Pittsburgh biocide specialist Verichem

LANXESS is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of Verichem Inc. based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will significantly bolster its position in the U.S. material protection market and broaden its global biocide manufacturing network. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details.



LANXESS signs Investment Agreement to build a new inorganic pigments plant in Ningbo

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has entered into a conditional investment agreement with Ningbo Petrochemical Economic & Technological Development Zone for a future investment project. According to the agreement, LANXESS plans to build a new facility for the production of inorganic pigments in Ningbo to further grow its business in China and globally. The construction of the plant on this site is still subject to the approval of local authorities and further investigation of the suitability of the site.



LANXESS expands portfolio with bio-based plasticizers

LANXESS is strengthening its commitment to renewable raw materials. The German specialty chemicals company aims to produce phthalate-free plasticizers from bio-based succinic acid from 2012 onwards. Its strategic partner is the U.S. company BioAmber, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. BioAmber is a global leader in succinic acid generated on the basis of renewable resources. Together, the two companies are developing plasticizers, whose cost-effectiveness and safety profile make them sustainable alternatives to phthalate-containing formulations.



LANXESS strengthens global phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio

LANXESS is strengthening its global asset base and product portfolio for premium, environmentally-friendly phthalate-free plasticizers. The specialty chemicals company has agreed to acquire UNITEX Chemical Corporation located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction also represents LANXESS’ first acquisition of a manufacturing site in the United States.



LANXESS’ Science Day showcases the charm of chemistry sciences

LANXESS hosted today its first Science Day in China at its Qingdao site. By opening the door to the public and displaying some hands-on experiments, the specialty chemicals company showcases how advanced chemical sciences help improve the quality of people’s lives.



LANXESS’ Saltigo eyes China Market

LANXESS business unit Saltigo will present its proven active ingredient Saltidin, used in insect repellents, to the Chinese market at the upcoming Academic Conference and Products Exhibition of Chinese Insecticides and Equipment in Xi’an.



LANXESS strengthens commitment to automotive sector

LANXESS has announced three major new investments totaling roughly EUR 30 million. LANXESS’ high-tech materials will offer innovative solutions to the growing local automotive market.



Chromite foundry sand now direct from LANXESS

LANXESS is already among the world's top producers of chrome ore for chemical applications. "In the future, we will also make our chromite sand available for a wider range of industrial applications," said Dr. Andreas Eickhoff, head of Strategic Marketing Chrome at LANXESS. "Through integration of the supply chain from mine to end-user, all from a single supplier, we can provide the foundry industry with high-quality chromite sand products of consistently high quality," he added.