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LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017. The company currently has about 15,500 employees in 33 countries and is represented at 59 production sites worldwide.

The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

The responsibilities for the operational business of LANXESS are borne by ten business units which are grouped into the three segments High Performance Materials, Advanced Intermediates and Performance Chemicals.



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LANXESS is one of the leading global suppliers of additives. Our business unit ADD offers technical know-how, services and an expanded portfolio of high-quality flame retardants, plasticizers, hydrolysis stabilizers, plastic additives, phosphorus specialties & intermediates, bromine performance products, lubricant additives, finished fluids and greases as well as base fluids.


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Advanced Industrial Intermediates

The Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit (AII) is one of the most important suppliers of high-quality industrial chemicals in the world. Our core product range are aromatic compounds, benzyl products, amines, oxidation products, polyols, adipic acid, hydrofluoric acid and sulfuric acid, thionyl chloride, sulfuryl chloride, hydrazine hydrate and calcium sulfate (anhydrite binder). In addition, we are a global partner in the manufacture, marketing and development of specialty organometallic products, antidegradants and accelerators.


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High Performance Materials

With our business unit HPM, we are one of the most competitive providers in the field of High Performance Materials. The production of plastic materials  is further supported by our manufacture of strategically relevant intermediate products. Our facilities produce caprolactam, polyamide 6, polybutylene terephthalate and glass fibers on world scale assets.

Furthermore, our subsidiary Bond Laminates develops and produces custom-made plastic composite sheets that are reinforced with materials such as glass fibers.


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Inorganic Pigments

The Inorganic Pigments business unit (IPG) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of inorganic pigments, with a broad and innovative product range and acknowledged expertise in technical service. Inorganic pigments from LANXESS include both color pigments and technical oxides. There is a clear emphasis on the color accents that the pigments can provide – from yellow to orange; red to green; and brown to black. All of these products display high quality levels with respect to their chemical and physical properties.


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Liquid Purification Technologies

The Liquid Purification Technologies business unit (LPT) is one of the world's foremost suppliers of products for treating water and other liquid media. We are a leader in the development and production of ion exchange resins and iron oxide adsorbers. Furthermore, we are stepping up our involvement in our new field of business with reverse osmosis membrane elements. Offering both ion exchange resins and membrane elements, we provide our customers two premium technologies that are perfectly adapted to one another.


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Rhein Chemie

The Rhein Chemie business unit (RCH) offers customized active ingredient compounds, specialty chemicals and processing aids for the rubber, plastics and colorants industries. RCH supplies the entire rubber processing industry with a broad range of pre-dispersed chemicals, processing promoters, vulcanization and filler activators, anti-sun check waxes, release agents, tire marking inks and high-performance (vulcanization) bladders. The business unit also produces colorants, pigments and pigment preparations for use in areas such as the plastics, coatings and colorants industries, as well as in inks and LCD screens.


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Urethane Systems

LANXESS Urethane Systems (URE) is a world leader in hot-cast prepolymers and a leading manufacturer of specialty aqueous polyurethane dispersions, coating systems and polyester polyols. Our broad product offering includes hot cast systems including prepolymers, curatives and additives, specialty aqueous polyurethane dispersions (PUDs), prepolymers and additives for surface coatings, adhesives and sealants, specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) and polyester polyols for various PU systems.


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