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LANXESS expands range of membranes for reverse osmosis

July 17, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its range of membrane elements for reverse osmosis (RO). The new Lewabrane RO ULP line has three product grades available immediately for water treatment. They display higher water permeability than the standard elements, while offering the same high level of rejection of critical substances. The operating pressure required in the pressure vessel is 40 percent lower, which reduces operating costs. Furthermore, the new membranes are a good option for removing trace elements from wastewater and drinking water.



Successful practical test

July 13, 2017, Shanghai – Reverse osmosis membrane elements from specialty chemicals company LANXESS have successfully completed a year-long practical test in Germany's largest industrial water treatment plant. The new element grades with ASD feed spacers impressed ZellstoffStendal GmbH based in Arneburg with their performance and consistently high level of rejection. Optimized for applications in brackish water, these Lewabrane-branded elements are characterized by very low energy consumption (LE = low energy) and high fouling resistance (FR = fouling-resistant).



LANXESS presents leather trends for the autumn-winter season 2018/19

Shanghai – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS, one of the leading manufacturers of leather chemicals worldwide, is now offering a sneak preview of the upcoming leather trends for the autumn-winter season 2018/19.



LANXESS’s Rhein Chemie business unit combines rubber and colorant specialties

July 5, 2017, Shanghai – Following the acquisition of U.S. firm Chemtura in April this year, specialty chemicals company LANXESS has revised its organizational structure. The two business lines Rubber Additives Business (RAB) and Colorant Additives Business (CAB) now both belong to the Rhein Chemie business unit.



Intelligence Invigorates Innovation, Quality Works for Life

June 16, 2017, Shanghai – Recently, the specialty chemical company LANXESS has organized the Open-to-Public Day events themed as “Intelligence Invigorates Innovation, Quality Works for Life” in its Qingdao and Liyang sites.



LANXESS won More Than a Market Award 2017 organized by German Chamber of Commerce in China

June 22, 2017, Shanghai — the second More Than a Market Awards Gala was held in Shanghai. The specialty chemical company LANXESS stood out from 75 submitted projects and won the award with its “Clean Water for Better Life” University Students Water Research Competition project, being a role model of German enterprises in the practice of fulfilling its social responsibility in China.



The 3rd LANXESS “Clean Water for Better Life" University Students Research Competition Kicked off in Shanghai

June 9, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS kicked off the 3rd LANXESS China “Clean Water for Better Life” University Students Research Competition at its Greater China HQ in Shanghai.



QUALITY PURIFIES: LANXESS presents comprehensive water purification solutions

June 5, 2016, Shanghai – The global leading water treatment solutions supplier and specialty chemicals company LANXESS will showcase at AQUATECH China 2017 – the world‘s top water treatment exhibition in Shanghai during June 7 – 9.



Safeguarding the future through investment

May 26, 2017, Shanghai – Saltigo GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, will be showcasing its range of contract and exclusive synthesis services at Chemspec Europe. This international trade fair for fine and specialty chemicals is being held in Munich from May 31 to June 1, 2017. Saltigo specializes in the exclusive synthesis of active chemical ingredients and intermediates, and will use the fair to present its broad range of expertise targeted at customers in the agricultural, pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industries.



LANXESS: Capacity Expansion For Emerald Innovation 3000 Flame Retardant

May 23, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS has announced the successful completion of a project which increases the capacity of its Emerald Innovation 3000 flame retardant production unit. The debottlenecking project increases the sustainable output from 10,000 to 14,000 MT per year.



Rudy Ricciotti wins Colored Concrete Works Award 2017

May 19, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS presented its third Colored Concrete Works Award in Berlin on May 17, 2017, to a distinguished architect who has achieved something unique in the use of colored concrete. This year’s award goes to Rudy Ricciotti for his “Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée” (MuCEM) project in Marseille in the south of France.



Quality outstands: LANXESS attends CHINAPLAS 2017 with high-performance green products and solutions

May 16, 2017, Shanghai - Specialty chemicals company LANXESS releases its comprehensive offerings of green solutions for the plastics industry at the Chinaplas 2017 during May 16-19 in Guangzhou.



LANXESS expects best results in company history in 2017

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS projects the highest full year results in company history, following a very strong first quarter of 2017 and the successful closing of the acquisition of U.S. based company Chemtura.



QUALITY PURIFIES: LANXESS presenting strong technologies for clean water

May 4, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of water treatment solutions, is exhibiting at IE EXPO in Shanghai, the largest and most important environmental trade show in Asia from May 4 to 6.



World Day for Safety and Health at Work: LANXESS Supports Sustainable Transformation of Chemical Industry

April 28, 2017, Shanghai – To respond to the call of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, and to promote sustainable development of chemical industry, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (hereinafter referred to as CPCIF), Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (hereinafter referred to as “CND”), and specialty chemicals company LANXESS jointly organized a symposium themed “Exploring Chemical Industry’s Ecological Transformation Along the Yangtze River” at LANXESS’ Changzhou production site in the morning of April 28, 2017.



LANXESS successfully completes acquisition of Chemtura

April 24, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of U.S. company Chemtura, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives earlier than originally expected effective April 21, 2017.



New finishing agents for high-quality leather

Shanghai – The Leather business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its portfolio for the leather industry with the addition of HYDRHOLAC CL-20 Emulsion and OPTI-MATT AD-20 Duller. The two new binders for finishing high-quality automotive leather were developed by The Dow Chemical Company and are currently marketed by LANXESS. In this relationship, Dow is responsible for the research, development and production of a number of specialty chemicals, while LANXESS is in charge of marketing, sales and comprehensive technical customer service. “Following extensive testing during the evaluation phase, the new binders were rated positively by manufacturers of automotive leather,” says Thomas Brackemeyer, head of business line Organic Leather Chemicals at LANXESS, who adds: “We see already high interest in the market.”



New application for Tepex from LANXESS in large series production

Shanghai – Increasing numbers of automotive manufacturers are using Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite semi-finished products from LANXESS for the lightweight design of parts in large series production.



LANXESS increases capacities for iron oxide pigments

Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding the capacity of its global production network to safeguard customer supply in the long term.



New Sustainability in the Tanning Process

Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is leading a research and development project to investigate an innovative technology for a new recycling concept in leather manufacturing.