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Strong partner for coloring concrete

Shanghai – April 11, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be showcasing its extensive pigment portfolio for coloring of construction materials together with distributor Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH at the bauma in Munich from April 8 to 14, 2019. It is the largest international meeting place and most important multiplier for the industry. Here, LANXESS will showcase its product solutions for sustainable building and its expertise in coloring concrete products. The company’s Inorganic Pigments business unit (IPG) is the world’s largest manufacturer of iron oxides and one of the leading producers of inorganic pigments based on chromium oxides.



LANXESS significantly expands benzyl alcohol capacity

Shanghai – March 22, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its capacity for the industrial chemical benzyl alcohol for the global market by around 30 percent. The two-stage expansion of the plant at the German site in Krefeld-Uerdingen is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019. A low double-digit million euro sum will be spent on the conversion measures. In addition, the Advanced Industrial Intermediates (AII) business unit has expansion plans for its Indian site in Nagda. Several process improvements have already led to an increase in benzyl alcohol capacity there in recent years.



LANXESS achieves strong result in 2018 and makes a solid start to the new fiscal year

Shanghai – March 15, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS closed its fiscal year with a strong result. In 2018, EBITDA pre exceptionals increased by 9.8 percent to EUR 1.016 billion. As forecast, earnings are at the upper end of the range of 5 to 10 percent above the previous year’s figure of EUR 925 million (without ARLANXEO).



Achieving flame-retardant properties without red phosphorus

Shanghai – February 22, 2019 – Red phosphorus is an established flame-retardant additive for polyamide 66. Even small amounts of it are enough to provide thermoplastics with good fire-resistant characteristics with scarcely any impact on the mechanical properties. However, such compounds have recently undergone significant price increases, as both polyamide 66 base resin and red phosphorus have become more expensive. Consequently, specialty chemicals company LANXESS is noticing growing demand for high-performance alternative materials based on polyamide 6 and 66 that feature flame-retardant characteristics in other ways, particularly in the electrical/electronic and IT industries. “Our range includes suitable compounds with halogen-free flame-retardant packages that exhibit similarly effective flame-retardant properties and in some cases are even better. The polyamide 6 compounds in particular boast an excellent price-performance ratio,” explains Alexander Radeck, application developer in the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit. Through its HiAnt service, LANXESS helps customers to meet the standards defined, for example, in requirement specifications and delivery specifications when they switch materials.



LANXESS proud to receive 10 awards in five months

Shanghai – January 30, 2019 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has been recognized with 10 Chinese awards over the past five months. “China is a key market for our global operations and it makes us proud to be so widely recognized and awarded for our product quality, supply chain services, corporate social responsibility and brand awareness,” Ming Cheng Chien, President APAC Region, said.



Durethan is 65 years old, and the future has only just begun

Shanghai – December 28, 2018 – As children of Germany’s post-war “economic miracle”, they grew up to become structural materials very much in demand around the world, and now have a bright future ahead of them in growth industries such as electric mobility, renewable energies and the IT, electrical and electronics sector. We are talking about the high-performance plastics marketed under the Durethan brand. This year marks the 65th birthday of the family of polyamide compounds manufactured by LANXESS. “Today, Durethan is regarded as the high-tech material par excellence that often makes technically sophisticated and innovative component solutions possible in the first place. Inextricably linked with Durethan is our profound expertise in the development of materials, applications, processes and technology, which we put to good use in our collaborations with customers to produce successful component solutions,” explained Dr. Michael Zobel, head of the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit at LANXESS, which manufactures Durethan.



LANXESS completes sale of ARLANXEO to Saudi Aramco

Shanghai – January 8, 2019 –Specialty chemicals company LANXESS completed the sale of its remaining 50 percent interest in the rubber company ARLANXEO to Saudi Aramco on December 31, 2018. All relevant antitrust authorities have granted the necessary approvals for the transaction announced in August 2018.



LANXESS launches significant investment program for APAC region

Shanghai – December 13, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its presence in the growth market of Asia with a comprehensive investment program. The company will invest up to EUR 250 million there till 2023. The largest share of the investments will go to China.



LANXESS strengthens global production network for flame retardants

Shanghai – December 10, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million over the next three years. The company runs a strongly backward integrated production network for bromine and phosphorous based flame retardants with plants in the U.S. (Charleston, El Dorado, Greensboro), Germany (Leverkusen, Krefeld-Uerdingen), France (Épierre) and the United Kingdom (Manchester).



Quality Works: LANXESS supports the sustainable development of the coatings industry

Shanghai – December 4, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS participates in CHINACOAT 2018 with a broad range of products and services for the coatings industry. With a focus on the major trends of industrial development in China such as environmental protection, inorganic pigments, green construction and sustainable development, LANXESS exhibits the latest technologies and solutions from its Inorganic Pigments (IPG), Material Protection Products (MPP), Rhein Chemie (RCH) and Urethane Systems (URE) business units.



LANXESS to exhibit at first China International Import Expo

Shanghai – October 9, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will exhibit at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held from November 5-10, 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. The company will showcase products and solutions supporting China’s high-quality development in areas such as new mobility and urbanization. Underscoring LANXESS’ heritage, the booth will be part of the German Pavilion in the exhibition’s High-end Intelligent Equipment area.



Material innovations for sustainable mobility

Shanghai – October 8, 2018 – At Fakuma 2018, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will focus on materials for new forms of mobility. “We want to show which advantages our polyamide and polyester compounds and our endless fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites offer, especially for components for the electric power train, but also for the infrastructure of electric mobility,” explains Jan Bender, Head of Marketing EMEA in the High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit. LANXESS expects the number of electric and electronic components in the automobile of the future to rise sharply. Bender explains, “We already have a wide range of materials for these applications, which meet the most important norms and standards of the international electrical and electronics industry in terms of fire resistance, electrical behavior, and ecology – for example – and are already proving successful in vehicles.” The specialty chemicals company also focuses on the possibility of replacing the currently expensive polyamide 66 with polyamide 6 and PBT compounds (polybutylene terephthalate).



LANXESS adjusts prices for products for the treatment of water and liquid media

Shanghai – September 28, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is to increase its prices worldwide for ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membrane elements and iron oxide adsorbers by an average of five percent effective October 1, 2018. Price increases due to rising operating costs vary depending on the application.



LANXESS to build new production plant for high-performance plastics in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany

Shanghai – September 21, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is continuing to invest in its global production network for high-performance plastics and is building another compounding facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany, for a mid double-digit million euro amount. Starting in the second half of 2019, LANXESS will produce Durethan and Pocan engineering plastics, which are used primarily in the automotive as well as the electrical and electronics industry. In addition, a warehouse and a silo facility will be built. Construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.



LANXESS Successfully Concludes Open-to-Public Day 2018 Initiative for Building Sustainable Communities

Shanghai – September 14, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS held today at its Ningbo site its third “Open-to-Public Day” under the theme of Collaboration, Openness and Innovation. Completed at the end of 2015, the Ningbo plant was honored with the National Green Plant certificate by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology early this year.



LANXESS: New production line for additive specialties

Shanghai – September 11, 2018 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has commissioned a new production line at its Mannheim site for the synthesis of dimercaptothiadiazole (DMTD) derivatives. These chemicals are added to lubricants as multifunctional additives. The production line, which started in May 2018, doubles the annual production capacity of these specialty additives. The investment volume is in the single-digit-million-euro range.