Lanxess AG is a Germany-based chemical holding company. Its activities are divided into three main segments. The Performance Polymers segment encompasses the activities of the Lanxess Group in the production of rubber and plastics, and includes Butyl Rubbers, Performance Butadiene Rubbers, Technical Rubber Products and Semi-Crystalline Products business units. The Advanced Intermediates segment is engaged in the development, production and marketing of industrial and fine chemicals and includes Basic Chemicals and Saltigo business units. The Performance Chemicals segment combines the Group's application-oriented activities in the field of process and functional chemicals, and includes Material Protection Products, Inorganic Pigments, Functional Chemicals, Leather, Rhein Chemie, Rubber Chemicals and Ion Exchange Resins business units. The Company operates worldwide through its subsidiaries.
LANXESS strengthens global production network for flame retardants
Investments of around EUR 200 million until 2021 in the U.S. (Charleston, El Dorado, Greensboro), Germany (Leverkusen, Krefeld-Uerdingen), France (Épierre) and the United Kingdom (Manchester)
LANXESS invests in production for ion exchange resins in Leverkusen, Germany
Investment of seven-figure EUR amount. Project to be completed in the first half of 2019
LANXESS increases production volume of micronized iron oxide red pigments
Through targeted “debottlenecking” at the Krefeld-Uerdingen site, the specialty chemicals company has increased the product availability of its Bayferrox and Colortherm micronized red pigments by more than 5,000 metric tons per year.
LANXESS to build new production plant for high-performance plastics in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany
Investment volume in the mid double-digit million euro range. Around 20 new jobs in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany. Start of production in the second half of 2019
LANXESS: New production line for additive specialties
Increased production capacity at the Mannheim site for Additin brand corrosion inhibiting additives. Satisfying the growing demand for multifunctional additives. Excellent corrosion protection combined with lubricating properties, even under extreme conditions
LANXESS expands capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site
Increasing demand for high quality dyes, 25 percent higher capacities from the end of 2018. Investment volume of more than five million euros
LANXESS successfully starts test operation for on-site production of retanning agent
Modular pilot plant put into operation in tannery First ton of X-Biomer retanning agent made from residual shavings Joint project with research institute INVITE and tannery HELLER-LEDE
Saltigo celebrates 50 years of pioneering chemistry
Five decades of the Central Organics Pilot Plant (ZeTO) in Leverkusen. EUR 60 million investment program completed successfully. Capacity expansion by two multi-purpose production lines. 10 new employees reinforce the ZeTO team
LANXESS doubles membrane production capacity
New Lewabrane ULP line launched for removing micropollutants in water treatment
LANXESS invests in its production site in Lillo/Antwerp
Efficiency investments of roughly EUR 25 million in plastics production chain in 2017. Caprolactam plant celebrates 50 years of production
LANXESS invests EUR 100 million, primarily in its German sites
Business unit Advanced Industrial Intermediates expands production capacities for intermediates. Investment program scheduled for completion by 2020. Large share of investment is dedicated to North Rhine-Westphalia. Brunsbüttel and Antwerp are also set to expand
LANXESS Announces Plan to Acquire Chemtura
A major global additives business to emerge through the acquisition LANXESS significantly expands footprint in North America US-Group Chemtura with sales of approximately EUR 1.5 billion and EBITDA pre exceptionals of approximately EUR 245 million in the last four quarters Expected annual synergies of EUR 100 million by 2020 EV/EBITDA multiple of 7x (including synergies) Significant step towards creating ‘new’ LANXESS
Saltigo invests €60 Mln in Leverkusen
Capacity expansion for custom manufacturing owing to high demand. Construction of two multi-purpose production lines and new container warehouse from mid 2016. Strengthening of Leverkusen site
Plant expansion at LANXESS in Leverkusen: More Lewatit for the food industry
Millions invested in the production of weak acid cation exchange resins and new food-compatible filling unit
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
LANXESS: New rubber production line opens in Dormagen
EUR 18 million invested in production expansion for Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber. Innovative dry finishing production technology cuts water consumption and waste gas emissions. Two new Baypren variants added to portfolio. Annual production capacity boosted by 10 percent to 63,000 metric tons of solid rubber
LANXESS brings expanded cresol plant on stream
Specialty chemicals company expands Leverkussen production capacity for high-grade intermediate by 20 percent EUR 20 million investment. Improved energy utilization
Lanxess expands Kallo and Lillo plants
With the start-up of the fully refurbishment Furnace 2 in Kallo, Lanxess has completed its 15 million euro investment programme. Furnace 1 was successfully refurbished last year. Glass fibre is essential for reinforcing the high-performance plastics that are increasingly used in aerospace manufacture these days.
LANXESS successfully completes conversion to ACE technology at Geleen EPDM site
The largest production line for the Keltan-branded EPDM synthetic rubber at the LANXESS’ site of Sittard, Geleen, The Netherlands, has been successfully converted to the company’s innovative ACE technology. The ACE process offers LANXESS a more sustainable process and makes higher value EPDM grades accessible that were beyond reach of conventional technologies. The new ACE-line has a capacity of 95,000 metric tons per year.
Lanxess converts 20 tons of bio-based BDO made with Genomatica’s process into PBT at commercial world-scale PBT plant
First production of bio-based polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) in a world-scale plant using 1,4-butanediol (BDO) made from renewable feedstock Product quality of bio-based PBT fully within specification and equivalent to petro-based PBT
LANXESS opens new headquarters for high-performance rubber in the Netherlands
Specialty chemicals company operates its global EPDM rubber business from new headquarters in Sittard-Geleen. Bundling of management, administration, production and R&D on the Chemelot Campus. Conversion of EPDM production to sustainable ACE Keltan technology proceeding on schedule
LANXESS expands ion exchange resin facilities at Leverkusen site
New filling plant for Lewatit products for use in foodstuff applications. Increased capacity for weakly acidic cation exchange resins. Ion Exchange Resins business unit renamed Liquid Purification Technologies
LANXESS invests EUR 15 million in its glass fiber plant in Antwerp
LANXESS is investing EUR 15 million in its glass fiber plant in the Antwerp docklands. For the specialty chemicals company glass fibers are a key intermediate for the production of high-tech plastics. With the expansion, the actual annual capacity of 60,000 metric tons will increase by 10 percent.
LANXESS builds new plant for high-tech plastics in Belgium
EUR 75 million investment in new polymerization plant in Antwerp Completion planned for the first quarter of 2014 Annual capacity of 90,000 metric tons polyamide
LANXESS investing in its French production site for tire rubbers
LANXESS is investing in its production site for high-performance rubber in Port Jérôme, France. The Group plans to invest some EUR 30 million by 2015 to further enhance productivity and energy efficiency.
LANXESS invests EUR 20 million in aromatics network
LANXESS is expanding cresol production at the Leverkusen site once again. It plans to further increase capacity for this high-quality intermediate for the global market by some 20 percent by mid 2013. Among other applications, cresols are widely used in the manufacture of vitamin E, resins and flame retardants and in the agrochemicals sector.
LANXESS to expand its operations in the Netherlands
EUR 12 million investment in Geleen site, 50% of total capacity to be converted to Keltan ACE technology. New headquarters for global EPDM rubber business in Geleen
Expansion of Mesamoll production in Uerdingen
Phthalate-free plasticizers from LANXESS are in demand. . A mid-single-digit amount in million euros is being invested in expanding production facilities in Krefeld-Uerdingen by 40 percent. As part of this debottlenecking process, the technical equipment in the existing facilities is currently being boosted by new state of the art heat exchangers and reactors. The additional plasticizer capacity is due to be available at the end of 2010.
Record-breaking pigment production at LANXESS
Investment of EUR 20 million planned for 2010. All plants worldwide running at full capacity, Capacity expansion at all sites. Competitive edge thanks to eco-friendly production
LANXESS to build new formalin facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site
LANXESS AG is to build a new facility for formalin production at its site in Krefeld-Uerdingen. The specialty chemicals group will then no longer be dependent on buying in the feedstock, which it needs for the production of trimethylolpropane (TMP). TMP is a trivalent alcohol that is used among other applications for numerous products in the furniture, construction and automotive industries.
Lanxess to build new membrane technology plant at Bitterfeld in Germany
LANXESS AG is building a new chemical plant at its site in Bitterfeld, Germany. This marks the specialty chemicals group’s move into a new segment of the water treatment business. The company is investing a total of around EUR 30 million in this pioneering project.