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LANXESS to produce first bio-based EPDM rubber in the world

LANXESS is strengthening its commitment to produce premium synthetic rubbers from bio-based raw materials. The German specialty chemicals company aims to commercially produce ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) from bio-based ethylene by the end of the year. It will be the first form of bio-based EPDM rubber in the world.



Membrane filtration elements from Bitterfeld complement Lewatit ion exchange resins

On September 16, 2011, specialty chemicals company LANXESS has inaugurated its new production plant for membrane filtration elements in Bitterfeld, Saxony-Anhalt. The state-of-the-art facility is additionally equipped with laboratories, logistics areas and offices in order to deliver ready-to-use elements for reverse osmosis (RO) purposes to customers worldwide.



LANXESS inaugurates new incinerator at Liyang site

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS inaugurated today an incinerator at its site in Liyang, Jiangsu province. This facility can be used to clean the emissions while generating steam for energy-saving production, and thereby significantly contributes to save energy and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. “This investment marks another milestone in our quest to grow our business in Liyang while protecting the environment,” said Dr. Hubert Fink, Global Head of LANXESS Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit.



LANXESS included in prominent global sustainability index

As of September 19, 2011, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be listed for the first time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World, a prominent global sustainability index. The DJSI is compiled once a year according to economic, ecological and social criteria.



LANXESS signs MOU with the Goethe-Institute to support young students

LANXESS announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the German Cultural Center Beijing – Goethe Institute China to present sponsorships for outstanding Chinese students learning at the Goethe-partner schools in China.



Elevated to specialty status

From its beginnings 80 years ago as a key additive for rubber production, zinc oxide has since developed into a popular specialty chemical with a broad spectrum of application. Zinc oxide from LANXESS, first manufactured at the Uerdingen Chemical Park, Germany, eight decades ago, can look back on an exciting history.



LANXESS raises guidance after record Q2

LANXESS has lifted its full-year guidance for 2011 after achieving record results in the second quarter. The specialty chemicals company now expects EBITDA pre exceptionals to grow about 20 percent year-on-year after previously forecasting a growth of 10-15 percent. EBITDA pre exceptionals in the second quarter rose 26 percent year-on-year to EUR 339 million.



LANXESS Supervisory Board appoints Axel C. Heitmann as Chairman of the Board of Management for another five years

At its latest meeting, the Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG appointed Dr. Axel C. Heitmann (51) as Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG for a further five years.



Mountaineering – more than just sport

LANXESS supports famous mountain climber Thomas Bubendorfer for his new book for a Chinese readership / Project “LANXESS Summiteers in China” to enhance Sino-European friendship and intercultural understanding



LANXESS presents Young Euro Classic China concert 2011

Strong commitment to Sino-German cooperation in ventures both artistic and commercial



LANXESS inspires scientific curiosity among students

Chemistry Experiment Design Competition in collaboration with the Qingdao University of Science and Technology / LANXESS to host Science Day in Qingdao in October



LANXESS held high performance rubber seminar in Chengdu

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS held a Technology and Market Seminar in Chengdu featuring the latest technology and development trends in high performance rubbers. The seminar was attended by nearly 60 experts and representatives from institutions and enterprises in the rubber industry, discussing technical applications and R&D trends for the rubber industry.



LANXESS entered into cooperation with Changzhou Institute of Engineering Technology

LANXESS signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Changzhou Institute of Engineering Technology on June 27, 2011 to work together to develop and enhance a vocational and occupational training center for LANXESS China.



Overcome challenges in the tire industry

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is participating in the 3rd Tire Technologies Congress in Shanghai to highlight its expertise in the high performance rubbers for “green tires”. The congress, taking place on June 22 and 23, will see the gathering of industry experts from top companies and institutions to discuss the status of the domestic tire industry, legislations as well as the latest trends and innovative technologies.



Quality ensures mobility

German specialty chemicals company and synthetic rubber pioneer LANXESS has received the Michelin Supplier Award 2010 from Michelin SCA, Clermont-Ferrand, France.