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Press Releases from LANXESS Pte Ltd (61 total)

First ASEAN showcase of LANXESS Lewabrane® product line at SIWW 2012

- LANXESS to showcase Lewabrane® Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane alongside Lewatit® ion exchange resins - LANXESS Lewabrane® Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane elements and Lewatit® provides a one-stop water treatment for desalination and the production of high-quality water - Meet LANXESS at Singapore International Water Week from 2 – 4 July at booth no. J 22 Singapore – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, will be introducing its newest line of products at the upcoming Singapore

LANXESS ‘Floating warehouse’ cuts waiting time in half for high-performance …

LANXESS’ Performance Butadiene Rubbers (PBR) Business Unit has established a new Asia Distribution Concept (ADC) known as the ‘floating warehouse’. Moving away from traditional warehouse storage space on the mainland the ‘floating warehouse’ based in Singapore waters was launched in February 2011 and has already cut the waiting time for Asian customers by half. Products from Europe, North and South America are shipped directly to the end market or via the

LANXESS and Chinese tire company Triangle strengthen partnership

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS and one of China’s largest tire companies Triangle Group have further strengthened their long-term partnership. Both companies have signed an agreement under which LANXESS will supply Triangle with premium halobutyl rubbers from 2012-2014. Financial details were not disclosed. LANXESS has been supplying Triangle with regular and halobutyl rubbers for more than 10 years. An agreement was signed at the headquarters of Triangle in Weihai, Shangdong

LANXESS celebrates the “International Year of Chemistry”

Plans talks and outreach activities for students and the general public to “bring chemistry to life” Singapore – As a global player in the specialty chemicals business, LANXESS is fully committed to promoting greater understanding of the contributions of chemistry science in shaping our lives and future, in conjunction with the world’s celebration of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011. The IYC is an initiative of the International Union of

LANXESS invests EUR 40 million in new formalin plant and expansion of menthol pr …

- New formalin plant to start up at end of 2011 - Expansion of menthol production announced Specialty chemicals group LANXESS is investing about EUR 40 million in two major projects for the Basic Chemicals (BAC) business unit. It is building a production plant for the formalin needed to make trimethylolpropane (TMP). The applications of this trivalent alcohol include numerous products used in the furniture, construction and automotive industries. In addition,

Singapore ambassador visits LANXESS in Leverkusen

Meeting on LANXESS' butyl rubber plant in Singapore and innovation processes; Visit to high-tech rubber pilot plant; LANXESS' Global Head of Human Resources to speak at Singapore Human Capital Summit Yesterday, the ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Germany, Jacky Foo Kong Seng, visited LANXESS' headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, and held talks with Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG Axel C. Heitmann and Board member Werner Breuers.

LANXESS promotes FIA’s Make Cars Green campaign

Employee initiative in conjunction with Singapore F1 race; Advocates responsible lifestyle for protecting the environment Singapore – As excitement builds up for the upcoming 2010 Formula 1 Night Race in Singapore, LANXESS takes the opportunity to share with employees the Make Cars Green international environmental campaign. An initiative by Formula One racing’s governing body Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the campaign aims to help reduce the impact of cars on the

LANXESS-TSRC breaks ground for most modern nitrile rubber plant in Asia

Production of NBR to start in first half of 2012; Initial capacity of 30,000 metric tons annually LANXESS–TSRC (Nantong) Chemical Industrial Company Ltd., a 50:50 joint venture between German specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG and Taiwanese company TSRC Corporation, has broken ground for the construction of a nitrile rubber (NBR) plant in Nantong, northwest of Shanghai. The plant, with an investment of 50 million USD (approx. EUR 36 million), will

LANXESS Pigments Color Iconic Stadium of South Africa World Cup 2010

22,000 kilograms of Bayferrox® pigments used to color facade of Soccer City Stadium - LANXESS scores another success with coloring iconic buildings German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is making a colorful impact, as the ultra-modern Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, gets ready to kick-off World Cup 2010 at the opening ceremony on June 11. The high-quality iron oxide pigments from LANXESS, marketed under the brand name Bayferrox®, are used in

LANXESS’ High-tech Plastics Production in China Exceeded 100,000 tons

Compounding facility in Wuxi to increase capacity by almost 50 percent by mid-2011 Singapore - LANXESS Semi-Crystalline Products business unit reached a milestone when production of high-tech plastics at the company’s compounding facility in Wuxi, China passed the 100,000-ton mark. The facility, which has been in operation since January 2006, compounds Durethan (polyamide 6 and 66) and Pocan (polybutylene terephthalate and its blends) for the entire Asia-Pacific region. “This production capability

LANXESS Sponsors World's Smallest Otter Species at Sydney's Taronga Zoo

LANXESS Partners with the Taronga Conservation Society Australia as a Champion Sponsor of the Small-clawed Otters at Taronga Zoo Sydney – LANXESS Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of German Specialty Chemicals Group LANXESS, has partnered with the Taronga Conservation Society Australia as a Champion Sponsor of the Small-clawed Otters. The sponsorship by LANXESS Pty Ltd will initially be for two years. The Small-clawed Otter is the smallest otter species in the world,

LANXESS To Showcase New Gel-type Cation Exchange Resins at Everything About Wate …

LANXESS at the EAW 2010 (Everything About Water) trade fair in Chennai, India, January 7 to 9 At the (Everything About Water) EAW Expo 2010, specialty chemicals group LANXESS will showcase its high-performance ion exchange resins for the fields of industrial water treatment, catalysis, chemical processes and food. For example, with Lewatit MonoPlus S 108 and Lewatit MonoPlus S 108 H, the Ion Exchange Resins business unit will present a new

LANXESS Makes Innovative Contribution to Industrial Water Treatment

LANXESS’ new generation of gel-type cation exchange resins deliver improved chemical and physical stability, prolong service life Singapore, 21 December 2009 – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS has developed a new generation of high-performance gel-type cation exchange resins for industrial water treatment. Lewatit MonoPlus S 108 and Lewatit MonoPlus S 108 H are the result of several years of research work, and are noted above all for an excellent leaching behavior and

LANXESS India receives award for Water Resource Management from Indian Chemical …

Award recognizes success in recycling domestic sewage water for industrial use The Indian Chemical Council (ICC) has honored specialty chemicals company LANXESS India Private Limited with the “Water Resource Management” award. The award paid tribute to LANXESS’ production site in Nagda for its innovative approach to recycling domestic sewage water and harnessing it for industrial use. Neelanjan Banerjee, Director of LANXESS India, accepted the recognition from the Honorable Minister for State

LANXESS' New Rubber Grade Enables Eco-Friendly Tires

Singapore - Further landmark in rubber development; enhanced Nd-BR materials lower tire rolling resistance Specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG is extending its range of highly elastic neodymium-polybutadiene (Nd-BR) rubbers with a grade of particularly high viscosity – Buna CB 21. This product, whose Mooney viscosity of 73 MU is unique among commercially available grades in this rubber family, features outstanding rebound resilience and particularly low heat buildup, making Buna CB 21

LANXESS Supports Chinese Language Education in Germany

Singapore - The specialty chemicals group continues to finance teaching staff and materials in the new school year German specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG continues to support Chinese language courses at the Landrat-Lucas Secondary School in Leverkusen, Germany with EUR 5,000 in funding. The school uses this money to pay a Chinese teacher and to purchase teaching materials. 49 students are currently enrolled in the beginner and advanced courses, up from

LANXESS moves Butyl Rubber Global Headquarters to Singapore

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG today announced it is moving the global headquarters for the Butyl Rubber business unit from Fribourg, Switzerland, to Singapore in 2010 to better serve the growing demand in the Asia-Pacific. “We want to be close to our customers in the Asia-Pacific and being in Singapore allows us to do that. Singapore’s pro-business environment, the ability to attract talents from all over the world, and a world-class

LANXESS Subsidiary Named “Best Supplier” To Crop Protection Industry at Agro …

Saltigo wins “Best Supplier” award for two consecutive years Singapore – Saltigo GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals group LANXESS, has been rated as “Best Supplier” by the “Agrow” trade journal for the second time in succession and won against a strong competition from India, China and Europe. A panel of judges comprising eleven internationally recognized experts from the industry chose the winners from worldwide applications. Explaining their selection

LANXESS Inaugurates New Leather Chemicals Production Line in China

Initial leather chemicals output of 1,800 metric tons per year; LANXESS steps up investments in China; Senior German politician Juergen Ruettgers attends event Specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG has inaugurated a new production line for the leather chemical LEVOTAN® at its Wuxi site in China. The production line will have an initial output of 1,800 metric tons per year. LEVOTAN® LB is a polymer tanning material based on modified polyamide carboxylic

LANXESS and China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association Strengthen ties

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has signed a letter of intent with the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA) to strengthen existing ties. Both parties have agreed to cooperate closely in the future on issues such as policies, development planning, environmental protection legislation and future trend analysis in the chemical industry. Speaking at the signing ceremony on November 16, 2009, Dr. Rainier van Roessel, Management Board Member of LANXESS AG

LANXESS Expands Iron Oxide Pigment Production Capacity in China

New plant for black iron oxide pigment to have annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons - Initiatives at yellow iron oxide pigment plant to increase efficiency and cut emissions by at least 15 percent Singapore – German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has broken ground on a new manufacturing plant for black iron oxide pigments in Jinshan, Shanghai. This plant, belonging to the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit, is scheduled to go on

LANXESS Showcases New, ECO Range for Quality Leather Tanning and Finishing

Singapore - LANXESS displays include innovative leather chemicals for shoes, upholstery and automotive industry From 2 to 4 September, German specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG will exhibit its innovative range of environmentally-friendly tanning materials and finishing agents—including new products—for the leather industry. The LANXESS display at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai, China, will be located at Hall W2, Stand D03. LANXESS’ participation in the trade show also

LANXESS India Expands Plant Capacity At Madurai Site

Mumbai - Production capacity of Material Protection Products business unit to more than double with plant modernization Specialty chemicals company LANXESS India is expanding its plant in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, in order to more than double the monthly production capacity of its material protection products. Further, to enhance the quality standards of the manufacturing processes, LANXESS will upgrade the plant by equipping it with state-of-the-art and world-class facilities. “The expansion and

LANXESS Honored for Contributions to India's Industrial Development

Mumbai - German specialty chemicals company LANXESS India Private Limited has been honored with the “Excellence Award” and the “Udyog Rattan Award” by the 'Institute of Economic Studies' (IES). Dr. Joerg Strassburger, LANXESS India's Country Representative and Managing Director, received the awards from Mr. Korn Dabbaransi, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, at the Seminar on Current Economic Scenario held last month in Mumbai. The “Excellence Award” was conferred to LANXESS

LANXESS Executive Appointed As Chairman of German Rubber Society

Singapore, 24 August 2009 - Juergen Gunther from LANXESS is head of Deutsche Kautschuk Gesellschaft Singapore - Juergen Gunther (52), an employee of specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG, has been appointed as Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Kautschuk Gesellschaft (DKG – the German Rubber Society) and will hold this post until 2012. Gunther, who was already a board member of DKG, succeeds Thomas Barth of Freudenberg New Technologies

LANXESS Increases Research and Development Commitment

Ups 2009 R&D budget by 10 percent - Number of R&D employees up 11 percent compared to 2007 - New central “Innovation” group function Singapore, 25 June 2009 – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG is gearing up its research and development activities, increasing its 2009 investment budget to around EUR 110 million, up 10 percent from 2008, and expanding the number of staff in this area. At the beginning of this year, LANXESS

German LANXESS Acquires Chemical Company in China

Further milestone in company’s BRIC strategy Shanghai – The specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG is strengthening its market presence in the important Asia region by acquiring the business and production assets of Jiangsu Polyols Chemical Co., Ltd. in Jiangsu province, China. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2009. Jiangsu Polyols mainly produces trimethylolpropane (TMP) that is used in lubricants, paints

LANXESS makes first acquisition in India

LANXESS to acquire chemical businesses of Indian company Gwalior Chemical Industries for EUR 82.4 million - Further milestone in LANXESS’ BRIC strategy - Assets of mid-sized Chinese company Jiangsu Polyols Chemical Co Ltd. also to be acquired for an undisclosed sum - Acquisitions strengthen Basic Chemicals business unit Mumbai, 9 June 2009 – The subsidiary of specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG, LANXESS India Private Ltd., will acquire the chemical businesses and assets of stock-market-listed

LANXESS On Track to Start Up New Jhagadia Site in 2010

Relocation of rubber chemicals plant and construction of ion exchange resins plant on schedule - Plans to build natural gas-based cogeneration plant and advanced waste water management system - Achievement of 1.65 million accident-free man hours to date Mumbai/Leverkusen – LANXESS India Private Limited, the Indian subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, is on track to start up its new Jhagadia site, Gujarat state, in 2010. With an investment of around EUR 50

LANXESS Launches Iron Oxide for New Printer Models

Quality product from LANXESS enables superior toner performance and printed images - Bayoxide E TP LXS 5248 gains solid foothold in Japanese toner market Singapore, 12 May 2009 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG has developed a new iron oxide for the formulation of chemical toners used in the latest laser printer model lines. The product named Bayoxide E TP LXS 5248 is characterized by high tinting strength, soft magnetic properties, good

Mexican Health Ministry And LANXESS Collaborate To Combat A(H1N1) Flu

Singapore, 6 May 2009 - German specialty chemicals group LANXESS is working with a commission from the Mexican health ministry to provide possible solutions to the swine flu outbreak that has swept through Mexico, with cases currently reported in many other countries worldwide. The company is providing technical information and efficacy studies on its Preventol® CD 601 disinfectant as a possible solution to the problem. The Preventol® CD 601 disinfectant

LANXESS Trials “ECO” Plastics in Asia

Singapore, 27 April 2009 - Customer project in advance stage of being commercialized/ “ECO” line of products available to customers across Asia/ High-performance properties despite recycled material content Thermoplastics containing recycled material are in demand because they meet the requirements of sustainability. LANXESS, the specialty chemicals company based in Leverkusen, Germany, is responding to this trend with its new “ECO” line of products. The EU Directive on recycling end-of-life vehicles, and

LANXESS High-Performance Rubber Can Help Tire Industry Comply With EU's Requirem …

Singapore, 23 April 2009 - New tire labeling is an important step toward improved fuel efficiency, lower CO2 emissions and greater safety / New vehicles have to be fitted with fuel-saving tires from 2011 Specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG, the world’s leading producer of synthetic rubber and rubber chemicals, welcomes the latest decisions by the European Parliament to make safe, environmentally friendly vehicle tires obligatory. The use of such tires will

New Part Testing Lab for Shaker Tests

Singapore, 17 April 2009 - LANXESS expands customer service for part testing Specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG established a new shaker technical service lab at its Dormagen site, which is designed primarily for vibration testing of vehicle applications. By this the Semi-Crystalline Products (SCP) business unit can offer a broader range of testing facilities. With its Durethan and Pocan resins SCP is one of the world’s largest suppliers of polyamide 6

LANXESS Showcases Polyamide 66 for water injection technology

Singapore, 16 April 2009 - LANXESS continues to expand product range for WIT Water injection technology (WIT) is increasingly developing into an attractive and cost-effective production method for pipes in car cooling systems. Examples of this trend include double pipes, nozzles and cross pipes that HEYCO GmbH & Co. KG manufactures for the cooling circuit of gasoline engines such as the Audi 2.0l TFSI and 3.0l V6 TFSI. This Remscheid-based company,

China’s Experts Tour LANXESS Plant in Germany

Singapore, 9 April 2009 - Objective to exchange knowledge on environmentally friendly production processes On 2 April 2009, experts from China National Coatings Industrial Association (CNCIA) visited the inorganic pigments plant of specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG in Krefeld, Germany. The LANXESS business unit shared with them insights on high-tech production processes, focusing on how to manufacture iron oxide pigments in an environmentally friendly way. LANXESS operates a certified environmental management

Rhein Chemie posts sales of EUR 281 million in 2008

Singapore, 7 April 2009 - The Rhein Chemie Group has ended the 2008 financial year with worldwide sales of EUR 281 million in comparison to EUR 295 million in the previous year. “Rhein Chemie performed very well in the first three quarters of 2008. This was marred by a significant fall in sales in the fourth quarter due to the general economic crisis,” said Dr. Anno Borkowsky, CEO and President

LANXESS Receives China’s Safety and CSR Awards

Singapore, 7 April 2009 - Awards in key market in Asia Pacific region highlight LANXESS’s global commitment to environmental and social sustainability In China, specialty chemicals company LANXESS (Wuxi) Chemical Co., Ltd. has received the “Safe Producing and Integrity Enterprise in Jiangsu Province in 2008” and “Outstanding Wuxi Company in Implementing Social Responsibility” awards. These two recognitions highlight the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in LANXESS’s global business strategy and

LANXESS Showcases Premium Products at European Coatings Show

Singapore, 2 April 2009 - LANXESS at the European Coatings Show 2009, March 31–April 2, Nuremberg, Hall 7, Stand No. 7-237 Pigments & Protection – Premium products from LANXESS for demanding tasks Specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG is presenting its premium products for the coatings industry under the motto “Pigments & Protection” at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg from March 31–April 2. These include new preservatives for decorative wood coatings and

LANXESS saves 50% of water consumption in Brazil with retro-washing project

Singapore, 26 March 2009 - Reduction comparable to consumption of almost 12,000 households German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has saved approximately 50% a year in water consumption through a retro-washing project at its manufacturing unit in Porto Feliz, Brazil, where iron oxide inorganic pigments are produced and marketed under the brand names Bayferrox® and Xadrez®. The retro-washing project was established in 2004. Data show an annual reduction comparable to the consumption of

LANXESS provides for clean water in Africa

Singapore, 25 March 2009 - Specialty chemicals company supports the reputed relief organization AMREF Adequate water supply to be provided by late 2010 for nearly 9,700 children at 25 schools in Africa LANXESS AG is actively helping to improve the quality of the water and thus the quality of life for people in Africa. Last year, the specialty chemicals company entered into a partnership through 2010 with the African Medical and Research

LANXESS Showcases Special Ion Exchange Resins for the Biodiesel Industry

Singapore, 24 March 2009 - Lewatit GF 202 demonstrated performance in the Biodiesel Adventure Project in 2008 The Ion Exchange Resins business unit of specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG will showcase its premium products for biodiesel production at the 1st Biofuels Roundtable Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on March 24 to 25. The focus here will be on the ion exchange resin Lewatit GF 202, among other products. Lewatit GF 202 is part

LANXESS Presents Keynote on Innovations in Synthetic Rubber at World Rubber Summ …

Singapore, 23 March 2009 - LANXESS is taking the legacy of the inventor of synthetic rubber into the future German specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG today presents a keynote at the World Rubber Summit on 23 March 2009 held in Singapore. The event is organized by Singapore-based International Rubber Study Group, and intergovernmental organization which aims to bring the world’s rubber producing and consuming stakeholders together. The presentation by Dr. Guenther

LANXESS Establishes First-Ever World Rubber Day

Singapore, 23 March 2009 - 100 years of synthetic rubber – an artificial rubber material keeps the world moving 100 years ago, chemist Fritz Hofmann invented the first-ever synthetic rubber. To honor Hofmann’s revolutionary invention as synthetic rubber reaches its 100th anniversary, LANXESS has founded the first-ever World Rubber Day. For the coming months and for the anniversary on 12 September 2009, LANXESS is planning a whole range of activities at

LANXESS Provides for Clean Drinking Water

LANXESS products solve water challenges Singapore, 20 March 2009 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS in Asia Pacific expresses its support for World Water Day, observed every year on 22 March 22, a day that the United Nations first established in 1992. In many regions of the Earth, water is very scarce indeed. A total of less than one percent of the world’s water is suitable for human consumption. Removing toxic

LANXESS Starts Operations at New Plant for Lubricant Oil Additives in Qingdao

Singapore, 20 March 2009 – As part of its “LANXESS goes Asia” strategy, specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG has started up its new plant in Qingdao, China, for the manufacture of lubricant oil additives. The production facility, which is operated by LANXESS’s subsidiary Rhein Chemie, received all governmental approvals and was ready for production by the end of 2008. This new plant represents an investment of some EUR 5

LANXESS: 2008 Targets Met Despite Crisis

Singapore, 19 March 2009 - Operational sales growth of 18.5% in Asia-Pacific region LANXESS met its targets for fiscal 2008 despite a sharp drop in demand in the fourth quarter. Group sales, at EUR 6,576 million, almost equaled the 2007 level of EUR 6,608 million. Adjusted for portfolio and currency effects, sales grew by 5.9 percent. Group net income increased by 52.7% to EUR 171 million. Axel C. Heitmann, Chairman of the

LANXESS establishes strong presence in Russian and CIS markets

New independent sales company opens Moscow office; Russia represents next step in LANXESS BRIC strategy; Production facility planned for 2010 Singapore – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG officially launched today its new, independent sales company in Moscow to manage the company's business in Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). OOO LANXESS’s office will be located in The Federation Tower and will primarily be marketing high-performance

LANXESS Products Contribute To Safety At Sea

LANXESS’s innovative range of polymer and chemical products help the marine shipping industry withstand harsh weather conditions and emergency situations Singapore, 10 March 2009 - German specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG has been contributing to safety at sea with its broad portfolio of advanced rubber, plastics and chemical products. Reliability of diesel engines in ships - A serious breakdown at sea can lead to shipwreck in the worst case. For this

LANXESS neutralizes climate-unfriendly gas nitrous oxide at its Krefeld-Uerdinge …

Clear statement in favor of climate protection in economically challenging times Leverkusen, 5 March 2009 - Chairman of the LANXESS Board of Management Axel C. Heitmann and State Secretary in the Ministry for the Environment and Nature Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia Alexander Schink has inaugurated a new nitrous oxide reduction unit - known as LARA - at LANXESS’s Krefeld-Uerdingen site. The specialty chemicals group has invested around

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