05-07-2012: LANXESS has been awarded "no-harm certification" from Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) for its new biodiesel stabilizer Baynox Solution 50%. Working closely with oil corporations in Germany, AGQM (a German consortium for biodiesel quality management) investigated the undesirable side-effects of mixing antioxidants for biodiesel with brand-name diesel and their behavior in combustion engines. The LANXESS antioxidant concentrate passed the numerous tests without any restrictions and has been included by AGQM in the no-harm list.
The effective antioxidant Baynox ensures the biofuel obtained from natural raw material remains stable and can therefore be used for longer. The disadvantage of biofuel is that the unsaturated fatty acid structures easily oxidize in contact with atmospheric oxygen. The oxidation of oils and fats through atmospheric oxygen is known as rancidity. Heat, light and other stress factors accelerate this process, making the oil rancid within a short time. The consequences of this oxidation are, on the one hand, a decomposition of the biodiesel into short-chained fatty acids and, on the other, the formation of insoluble polymers (gums). This can cause damage to the engine and the injection system.
LANXESS is focusing on the megatrend of mobility also in Brazil. In Porto Feliz, the specialty chemicals company’s subsidiary Rhein Chemie has opened a new facility for high-performance bladders (curing bladders), which are used in the production of tires. It has an annual capacity of about ... more
LANXESS has inaugurated the new headquarters of its Keltan Elastomers business unit in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands. With immediate effect the company is managing its business for ethylene-propylene-diene monomer high-performance rubber (EPDM rubber), marketed under the Keltan brand, f ... more
There will be a change in management at three of the 14 business units of LANXESS.
Dr. Ron Commander (62), Head of the Butyl Rubber business unit (BTR), will enter retirement at the end of this year and until then will take on a new role within the company based in Canada, effective July 1 ... more
LANXESS is Germany’s largest listed specialty chemicals group and operates in all important markets of the world. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of high-tech plastics, high-performance rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it helps it ... more
LANXESS is listed as the fourth largest German Chemistry Corporation in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. With our extensive portfolio we are active in all the markets of the world. Our product pallet ranges from base, specialty and fine chemicals to plastics and rubbers. In addition, we sup ... more
LANXESS Sybron Chemicals Inc., provides world-class ion exchange resins to meet the needs of numerous applications. The global strength of Lewatit ion exchange resins in industrial water and chemical processing markets is joined with the solid position Ionac ion exchange resins enjoy in the ... more
LANXESS has been awarded "no-harm certification" from Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) for its new biodiesel stabilizer Baynox Solution 50%. Working closely with oil corporations in Germany, AGQM (a German consortium for biodiesel quality management) investigat ... more
The European Patent Office has granted LANXESS AG a patent for its product Baynox liquid. The antioxidant concentrate from the specialty chemicals group ensures the long-term stability of the environmentally friendly fuel biodiesel. LANXESS expects the proportion of sales in this area of th ... more