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On the way to gold medals with LANXESS

Shanghai – Inorganic pigments from specialty chemicals company LANXESS have added color to many major sporting events in the past. Now the products from the successful Bayferrox range are to do the same for the Sports Park in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil. “From August 5 to 21, 2016, when 10,000 athletes from 166 countries compete in 28 sporting events at the summer games in Rio, both the participants and spectators will literally be walking on LANXESS,” says Jörg Hellwig, head of the LANXESS Inorganic Pigments business unit. That’s because much of the area around the venues is colored with black and red pigments from LANXESS.




August 4, 2016, Shanghai – The 7th Edition of ASIA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND AWARDS was announced in Singapore. LANXESS, a German specialty chemicals company won the award for its excellent employee development and talent management system.



LANXESS Received “The 2016 Best Case in Community Sharing Award”

The “Invest in Green Future” Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Awards Ceremony and Summit was held in Shanghai on July 27. LANXESS “Clean Water for Better Life” project, distinguishing itself from 100 practice cases, received the “Best Case in Community Sharing of the Year“ Award.



Effective protection against dangerous pests

If you want to spend the summer outdoors and not be bothered by insects, you should have ready and effective protection against painful, itchy insect bites.



New ARLANXEO legal entity established in China

On July 1, ARLANXEO, the joint venture for synthetic rubber jointly founded by specialty chemicals company LANXESS and the world’s largest energy company Saudi Aramco, announced its official Chinese name “阿朗新科” . In the meantime, a new legal entity ARLANXEO High-performance Elastomers (Changzhou) Co., Ltd. will be put into operation from August 1, 2016. The company is headquartered in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, and has a branch company in Shanghai.



LANXESS presents new trends in leather

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, a world-leading manufacturer of leather chemicals, is unveiling leather trends for the upcoming 2017/18 season. The articles it is presenting reflect the future of leather fashions in terms of color, structure, haptics and overall appearance.



LANXESS showcases all-around water treatment solutions at AQUATECH China 2016 in Shanghai

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will showcase its all-around water treatment solutions at AQUATECH China 2016 in Shanghai. LANXESS provides innovative one-stop solutions and extensive technical knowledge to help deal with the water resource challenges China faces today and to create a comfortable and sustainable living environment. AQUATECH China 2016 will be held in National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on June 15~17.



The 2nd LANXESS China “Clean Water for Better Life” University Students Research Competition kicked off in Shanghai

On the morning of June 15, the 2nd LANXESS China “Clean Water for Better Life” University Students Research Competition was kicked off at the LANXESS booth at the 9th Aquatech China Exhibition in Shanghai. Ming Cheng Chien, CEO of LANXESS Greater China, Zhihong Yu, President of China WTO Tribune, LANXESS volunteers and students representatives attended the kick-off ceremony.



Responsible care ensures quality life

On June 4, in response to "Responsible Care" - a call of Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM), specialty chemicals company LANXESS organized an open-to-public day event themed Responsible Care Ensures Quality Life at its site in Wuxi. On June 11th, an activity of the same theme was held at Changzhou site.



LANXESS raises guidance for 2016 after strong first quarter

May 17, 2016, Cologne – Following a good first quarter, specialty chemicals company LANXESS has raised its earnings forecast for fiscal 2016. The company now expects to achieve EBITDA pre exceptionals within a corridor of EUR 900 million and EUR 950 million. Previously, LANXESS had assumed earnings of between EUR 880 million and EUR 930 million.



LANXESS makes Honda’s FCV “Clarity Fuel Cell” zero emission vehicle lighter

Lightweight solution from German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has been featured in FCV (fuel cell vehicle) “Clarity Fuel Cell”, the latest model of hydrogen electric vehicle from Honda Motor Co., which recently has been introduced in the market. Using Tepex, continuous- and long-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites with PA 6 matrix from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates, in combination with Durethan, a PA 6 high-tech plastic grade from LANXESS, Honda has introduced the world-first development of hybrid-molded rear bumper beam in the model using one-shot molding technology enabled by LANXESS.



LANXESS takes over Chemours’ Clean and Disinfect specialties business

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its portfolio of material protection products by taking over the Clean and Disinfect business of US-based chemical company Chemours. The business comprises active ingredients as well as specialty chemicals used especially in disinfectant and hygiene solutions. One of its core products is the Virkon S branded disinfectant, that is being deployed globally in the growth sector of veterinary disinfection and in the combat against major diseases such as Foot-and-Mouth disease or Avian Influenza.



Quality shapes future

LANXESS at Chinaplas 2016 April 25 - 28, Booth Number: N1J31



Quality solutions for paints and coatings

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS Corporation will present its products and technologies for the paints and coatings industry at the American Coatings Show and Conference taking place in Indianapolis from April 11 – 14. At booth #2928, the company will feature its trusted brands of pigments and biocides for coloring and protecting premium paints and coatings materials.



LANXESS Corporation earns EPA registrations for novel plastics preservatives

LANXESS Corporation’s Material Protection Products (MPP) business unit has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) FIFRA registration for several new biocide formulations based on the active ingredients Thiabendazole (TBZ) and Iodopropynylbutylcarbamate (IPBC). LANXESS will market these products under the brand names BIOCHEK® 8064, BIOCHEK® 8064 DOTP, and BIOCHEK® 8065.



New impulses for color in construction

At bauma 2016, LANXESS is demonstrating how inorganic pigments can add remarkable and lasting color to architecture and infrastructure. The specialty chemicals company, together with distributor Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH, is exhibiting its premium and globally proven inorganic pigments at this leading international trade show from April 11 to 17 in Munich, Germany.



Ming Cheng Chien: “Supply-side Reform” drives the green development of the China’s chemical industry

As Chinese economy changed to “New Normal,” the annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) focus on how to release the potential for economic growth and strive for sustainable social and economic development. Furthermore, “Supply-side Reform” has been frequently mentioned when discussing solutions to the issue.



Combining business segments bears fruit

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS combined all its additive-related business segments in the new Rhein Chemie Additives business unit (ADD) in early 2015, and the move is bearing fruit. One synergy effect is the more efficient utilization of phosphorus plants operated by the company at various sites worldwide. Following a comprehensive efficiency analysis, the phosphoric acid partial ester Additin RC 3760, previously shipped only from Mannheim, will now also be produced at the LANXESS site in Epierre, France, effectively doubling manufacturing capacity for this product. Additin RC 3760 is a proven anticorrosion and antiwear additive with a long history of success in metalworking fluids, hydraulic and industrial oils.