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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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When the ball is on a roll

It rolls around every four years: The best national soccer teams meet to play for the world championship. Hundreds of millions of people are on their feet or on the edge of their seats in the stands, at public viewing events or at home in front of their televisions. Whether Messi, Ronaldo, and company cause rapture, delight, or indeed despair with their performances this year in Brazil, won’t just be a function of the players’ physical attributes.

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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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The complete range of tire technology

LANXESS a success at Tire Tech and Expo 2014 in Cologne

“The trend clearly is heading toward increasingly high-quality tires that help automotive OEMs to cut fleet fuel consumption and thus achieve CO2 reduction targets – and consumers to save on fuel costs. And it all is largely thanks to performance rubber products and know-how from LANXESS.” This is the conclusion the pioneer of synthetic rubber came to after its appearance at this year's Tire Technology Expo in Cologne.

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LANXESS aims to strengthen market position for benzyl chloride and benzyl alcohol in Japan

LANXESS aims to strengthen its market position for benzyl chloride and benzyl alcohol in Japan. The company expects the ongoing consolidation of the market for benzyl products to impact the supply situation in Japan shortly. As one of the world’s largest supplier of these products, LANXESS will step up its commitment to offering its strengths to a broader customer base in Japan.

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Membrane technology for Chemnitz powerhouse

A set of 60 Lewabrane RO B400 FR fouling-resistant membrane filter elements from LANXESS are used in the Dammweg thermal power station in Chemnitz. They apply a reverse osmosis process to cleanse 50 to 60 cubic meters of pre-treated river water per hour for steam generation purposes. Dr. Jens Lipnizki, head of Technical Marketing Membranes in the Liquid Purification Technologies business unit at LANXESS, explains that “the 90 percent reduction in the organic contamination of river water demanded by the operator of the power plant can be easily achieved using our membrane technology.”

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Price increase for multi-customer products

LANXESS subsidiary Saltigo makes adjustments

Saltigo GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, is to increase its prices worldwide for some multi-customer products by up to 5 percent effective January 1, 2014. Products affected include chloroformates, 1,2,4-triazole, toluidine derivatives, benzothiazole and crosslinking agents. This has been necessitated by a steady increase in raw material and energy costs.

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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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The future of mobility is green!

What does chemistry have to do with future mobility?

Check out the Green Mobility page explaining what LANXESS as a specialty chemicals company has to do with "Green Mobility"

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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

WebMagazine: How LANXESS supports sports

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

LANXESS at Tire Technology Expo

LANXESS a success at Tire Tech and Expo 2014 in Cologne

Strengthen benzyl products market position


used in powerhouse


Price adjustments

Truck tires road test

fuel savings achieved

Green Mobility energized by LANXESS

What does chemistry have to do with future mobility?

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