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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.



Small beads provide clean water

LANXESS is participating this year for the first time in the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), taking place from July 4 to 8, 2011.



LANXESS Selects Singapore as site for world’s largest Nd-PBR plant

LANXESS signed a corresponding memorandum of understanding (MoU) on June 2, 2011, selecting Singapore as the site for its new neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) plant.



BioAdimide™: New additive line of bio-based polyesters

The new product line under the trade name BioAdimide™ of the Rhein Chemie’s Engineering Plastics Division enables the production of renewable, bio-based polymers for durable applications with a lower environmental impact.



LANXESS increases prices for leather chemicals

LANXESS is to increase its prices worldwide for leather chemicals by up to 20 percent effective June 1, 2011, in response to steeply rising raw material costs.



LANXESS striding ahead in 2011

LANXESS got off to a successful start in 2011 and is also experiencing a strong second quarter so far, laying the foundation for a significant improvement in its operating result compared with last year.



Continued growth with “Advanced Industrial Intermediates”

The LANXESS specialty chemicals company has given its Basic Chemicals business unit a new name: Advanced Industrial Intermediates (AII).