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Quality pigments for paints and coatings – 85 years of experience serving the customer

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is presenting its high performance pigments under the motto “Sustainability and Technology” at ABRAFATI 2011, the main Latin American scientific and business event in the coatings industry, to be held in São Paulo, Brazil, from November 21 – 23. The comprehensive product portfolio includes in particular Bayferrox red shades for paint and coating applications and yellow pigments with special properties.



LANXESS acquires U.S. biocide specialist Verichem

LANXESS is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of Verichem Inc. based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will significantly bolster its position in the U.S. material protection market and broaden its global biocide manufacturing network. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details.



The “red carpet” for the G20 Summit

When the world's 20 most powerful heads of state met this year at the “Palais des Festivals” in Cannes on November 3 and 4, they arrived to a “red carpet” with a rich red color, thanks to Bayferrox 230 A iron oxide pigments from LANXESS. For the G20 Summit, the city of Cannes had renewed the red asphalt on walkways and in the squares around the congress center.



Premium products for water treatment

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is presenting high-performance ion exchange resins from its successful Lewatit range together with a complete line of services at Aquatech 2011, taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from November 1 to 4. Another focus of the event is on Lewabrane-brand membrane elements, produced at the new manufacturing facility in Bitterfeld, Germany.



LANXESS expands portfolio with bio-based plasticizers

LANXESS is strengthening its commitment to renewable raw materials. The German specialty chemicals company aims to produce phthalate-free plasticizers from bio-based succinic acid from 2012 onwards. Its strategic partner is the U.S. company BioAmber, Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



LANXESS strengthens global phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio

LANXESS is strengthening its global asset base and product portfolio for premium, environmentally-friendly phthalate-free plasticizers. The specialty chemicals company has agreed to acquire UNITEX Chemical Corporation located in Greensboro, North Carolina.



LANXESS strengthens commitment to Brazilian automotive sector

LANXESS is strengthening its commitment to Brazil with three major new investments totaling roughly EUR 30 million, or R$ 75 million, which will create more than 100 jobs.



LANXESS well equipped for the imminent boom in demand for "green tires"

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS expects a boost in demand for high-performance rubbers due to the European Union tire labeling legislation that comes into effect in 2012.



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.



LANXESS opens new chemical plant for water technology in Bitterfeld

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has inaugurated a new chemical plant for membrane filtration technology for water treatment at its site in Bitterfeld.



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, Germany. 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.



Sustainable mobility begins in the test tube

When it comes to the future of the car, chemist Dr. Werner Breuers is certain about one thing: “Intelligent chemical materials are a must if we are to achieve sustainable mobility and maybe even the zero-emissions car.”



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.



Spectacular museums – Lotnictwa Polskiego in Poland and Casa das Histórias Paula Rego in Portugal

Things are really starting to take off for Colored Concrete Works from LANXESS. The company aims to use this worldwide campaign to raise awareness of the technical, esthetic and design potential of inorganic pigments from the Bayferrox range, specifically when it comes to coloring architectural concrete.



A milestone in organic tannage

A new tanning technology is introduced at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), which will be held in Shanghai, China, from September 6-8, 2011. LANXESS, the German specialty chemicals company, is launching X-Tan, an organic tanning process.



Royal pigments – red asphalt in front of Buckingham Palace

At the recent wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London, Bayferrox also played a part in adding color and radiance to the proceedings. In the run-up to the wedding, the roads and footpaths in the area around Buckingham Palace were resurfaced with stone mastic asphalt colored with Bayferrox 130 C iron oxide red pigment from LANXESS.



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.



High-end material under the microscope

What would synthetic rubbers be without experienced application technicians? The development of the new polymer family into a mature material began in mid-1911, i.e. one hundred years ago.



LANXESS to increase prices for its Baypren (CR) products

The Technical Rubber Products (TRP) business unit of specialty chemicals group LANXESS announces a price increase for its Baypren branded Chloroprene business.



LANXESS increases prices for technical rubber grades

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has increased its prices for its Perbunan and Krynac synthetic rubber ranges and its Baymod and Nanoprene products by EUR 150 per metric ton with effect from July 1, 2011.