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LANXESS' "TEPEX" and "Durethan" to be exhibited at IPF Japan 2014

LANXESS’ fiber reinforced thermoplastics composite sheet, Tepex® and high performance polyamide Durethan® will be exhibited at the booth of Sunwa Trading Corporation at IPF Japan 2014, one of the biggest plastics tradeshows in Japan. The fair will be held at Makuhari Messe for 5 days from October 28 until November 1. Please come visit Booth 50402!

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New structural materials for car and truck exterior body parts

Custom-tailored mechanical properties, easy to coat

LANXESS sees great potential for the use of PBT and polyamide compounds in production of vehicle exterior body parts – for example bumpers, sills, front grilles, door handles, fuel tank flaps, spoilers and mirror housings. “That is why we are building up a wide range of Durethan and Pocan materials for this use segment. The development work is focusing on application-specific, optimized mechanical properties, as well as good surface qualities and good paintability,” says Frank Krause, design expert at LANXESS.

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Efficient lightweight design: Thermoplastic composites with multiaxial-oriented continuous fiber layers

Load-appropriate construction

LANXESS has achieved a process innovation in the production of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic Tepex composites. The subsidiary company Bond-Laminates, which manufactures these composites, is now able to continuously series-produce large semi-finished composite products in which the continuous fiber layers can be oriented at almost any conceivable angle.

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More Lewatit for the food industry

Millions invested in the production of weak acid cation exchange resins and new food-compatible filling unit

LANXESS is expanding its business with water treatment solutions. On September 26, 2014, the company inaugurates a new production line at its largest site worldwide in Leverkusen for the production of the Lewatit premium brand of weak acid cation (WAC) exchange resins, as well as bringing a cutting-edge food-compatible filling and packing system into operation. Some EUR 10 million has been invested in the expansion, which began in April 2013.

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LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates successfully completes capacity expansion

LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates, that belongs to the business unit High Performance Materials, has completed capacity expansion at its site in Brilon, Germany, for the high-performance composite Tepex on schedule. The two new production plants were recently taken into operation.

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LANXESS expands new plant for inorganic pigments in Ningbo

LANXESS is strengthening its production network in China to meet the high level of demand for iron oxide pigments and is adding a mixing and milling plant to the pigment plant already under construction in Ningbo. LANXESS is creating a total of roughly 200 new jobs with these two plants. Potential customers for the iron oxide pigments are the coatings, plastics, construction and paper industries. This brings the total investment at the Ningbo site from around EUR 55 million to around EUR 60 million.

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Colored Concrete Works Award 2015

Accepting entries for LANXESS' 2nd international achitecture award

LANXESS will be presenting the second Colored Concrete Works Award in 2015 to an architect or developer who used colored concrete to implement new and interesting facets in his or her project.

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LANXESS Held Chemistry Workshops for Students in Tohoku

Engaging the Community With Educational Program for Children in Japan

LANXESS K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of German specialty chemicals company LANXESS, recently held chemistry workshops for school students in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. In cooperation with the Save the Children Japan (SCJ), LANXESS held the workshops under the title “Waku Waku (“exciting”) Experiment Workshops”, for local elementary school children in two different locations in Ishinomaki: at the Ishinomaki City Children’s Center on August 19 and at the Iinogawa Afterschool Children’s Club on August 20.

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric tons annually. Construction for the second line is expected to commence in the second half of 2014 with production scheduled to begin in early 2016.

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Membrane elements from LANXESS for beverage producer in Ghana

The reverse osmosis filter elements of LANXESS are helping to supply clean drinking water in northern Ghana. The water-treatment plant of Mazareka Co. Ltd., which is based in Tamale/Kanshegu, is equipped with Lewabrane RO B400 HR membrane elements. It has a capacity of 40 cubic meters per hour and supplies water for approximately 600,000 persons.

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Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy's program for 2014

Training sessions led by Maestro Seiji Ozawa and other top level instructors took place from July 20 to 28 at Sports Heim Okushiga, Okushiga Kougen, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. A special concert was held on July 29 in the Mori no Ongakudo Music Hall of the Okushiga Kougen Hotel and the finale concert was held on July 31 at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo.

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LANXESS takes high-tech plastics plant in Belgium into operation

LANXESS has taken its new plant for polyamide plastics in Antwerp, Belgium, into operation as planned. The world-scale facility for polyamide plastics is designed for an annual capacity of around 90,000 metric tons. It represents an investment volume of EUR 75 million. The main customer of lightweight plastics is the automotive industry.

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Supporting Science Education for Children in Tohoku

LANXESS donates experiment kits to Yamada, Iwate Prefecture

LANXESS donated a total of five Elementary School Chemistry experiment kits to elementary schools in Yamada Town, Iwate Prefecture in April 2014. Provided through Save the Children Japan (SCJ), three of the kits went to Funakoshi Elementary School in Yamada and two were given to the town’s Board of Education.

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Brazil wears Bayferrox

Soccer stadiums and infrastructure and urban projects count on inorganic pigments from LANXESS

LANXESS inorganic pigments have brought beauty and sustainability to sports arenas, popular landmarks and urban infrastructure such as streets, sidewalks and plazas all over the world for decades. In Brazil, the specialty chemicals company is part of the game as well.

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LANXESS: High-tech products for sports

Faster, better, stronger: Brazil will once again be alive with action from June 12 to July 13. At the soccer event 2014, it's all about peak performance. Like everywhere else in the world, the people at LANXESS in Cologne, Germany, will have their eyes on Brazil when the time comes again for great achievements. LANXESS is always a part of top-level competitive sports.

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LANXESS and Sports

Discover the possibilities!

LANXESS products play an important role in sports. On the occasion of the World Championship Tournament, we would like to introduce our portfolio for sports goods and construction.

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LANXESS presents challenging fiscal 2013 to shareholders

At this year's Annual Meeting of Stockholders in the LANXESS arena in Cologne, specialty chemicals group LANXESS presented the results of fiscal 2013 to some 2,000 shareholders.

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LANXESS introduces fuel saving calculator for fleet operators in Japan

Marking National Tire Day by promoting “Green Tires” to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has introduced a Japanese-language version of a calculation program for fleets, the “LANXESS vehicle fleet calculator,” to mark Japan’s National Tire Day on April 8.

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Happy National Tire Day!

April 8 is National Tire Day, founded by Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association and 2 other organizations to enlighten the correct usage of tires and contribute to traffic safety. LANXESS provides high performance rubbers for environmentally-friendly quality tires, also known as "Green Tires."

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LANXESS road test in Europe: trucks achieve fuel savings of almost 8.5 percent due to “Green Tires”

“Green tires” reduce the fuel consumption of trucks by 8.5 percent and can save carrier and logistics companies several million euros (several hundred million Japanese yen) a year. These quality tires, with optimized rolling resistance, also significantly reduce carbon emissions in commercial vehicles compared to standard tires. These are the results of a road test on truck tires carried out in Europe. The test was carried out by LANXESS, the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic high-performance rubbers for the tire industry, and chemical logistics provider TALKE.

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IPF Japan 2014

New structural materials

for vehicle exterior body parts

Process innovation:

Thermoplastic composites

Lewatit for the food industry

Millions invested in the production of weak acid cation exchange resins and new food-compatible filling unit


capacity expansion

Inorganic Pigments

expands new plant

Colored Concrete Works Award 2015

Accepting entries for LANXESS' 2nd international achitecture award

Chemistry Workshops

held in Ishinomaki, Miyagi

Strengthening US high tech plastics production

Clean water for northern Ghana


2014 Program

Plant in Belgium

now in operation

Supporting Tohoku

with chemistry

Inorganic Pigments

in Brazil

High-tech products for sports


energized by LANXESS

Annual Shareholders' Meeting 2014

Vehicle Fleet Calculator

now in Japanese

Happy National Tire Day!

Green Tires feature

Truck tires road test

fuel savings achieved

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