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LANXESS expands capacity of microbial active ingredient Preventol CMK by 50 percent

Long-term trend towards more disinfection


LANXESS is expanding its production capacity for the active ingredient Preventol CMK (chlorocresol) at the Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany, site by around 50 percent in response to the continuing strong demand for disinfectants and industrial preservation. The specialty chemicals company has invested ...


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LANXESS aims to acquire disinfection and hygiene solutions provider Theseo

Strong presence of Theseo in Europe will complement the global material protection business of LANXESS


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS intends to further expand its Consumer Protection business and has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire the Theseo group. The French group, headquartered in Laval, is a leading manufacturer of disinfection and hygiene solutions in Europe and Latin ...


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An alternative to water chlorination


Specialists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), participant of the Project 5-100, developed a unique equipment for complex water purification which can improve or in some cases replace the process of disinfection with chlorine. The developed equipment is an ...


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Clean water that's 'just right' with Sandia sensor solution


Water utilities have a Goldilocks problem: If they don't add enough chlorine, nasty bacteria that cause typhoid and cholera survive the purification process. Too much chlorine produces disinfection byproducts such as chloroform, which increase cancer risks. The amount of chlorine needs to be ...


LANXESS takes over Chemours’ Clean and Disinfect specialties business

First acquisition after successful completion of realignment program


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its portfolio of material protection products by taking over the Clean and Disinfect business of US-based chemical company Chemours. The business comprises active ingredients as well as specialty chemicals used especially in disinfectant and ...


New visible light photocatalyst kills bacteria, even after light turned off


In the battle against bacteria, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a powerful new weapon – an enhanced photocatalytic disinfection process that uses visible light to destroy harmful bacteria and viruses, even in the dark. Based upon a new catalyst, the disinfection process ...


LANXESS acquires PTAP product line

Broadening active ingredient range for disinfectants


LANXESS has acquired the Nipacide® PTAP product line from Clariant effective January 1, 2010. The active ingredient p-tert-amylphenol (PTAP) complements the phenolic active ingredients portfolio of LANXESS’ Material Protection Products (MPP) business unit. “The acquisition of the PTAP business ...


LANXESS disinfectant effective against swine flu viral strain

New study from Giessen University


A recent study carried out on behalf of LANXESS has demonstrated the effectiveness of the disinfectant Preventol CD 601 against the swine flu viral strain. “The test results from Giessen University show that Preventol CD 601 can also play a major role in the fight against swine flu, which has now ...


Cleaner water through nanotechnology

Coated silica particles filter out toxins, pathogens


Tiny particles of pure silica coated with an active material could be used to remove toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous materials from water much more effectively and at lower cost than conventional water purification methods, according to researchers writing in the current ...


Arkema increases Sodium Hypochlorite price


Arkema is announcing a 14% price increase on Sodium Hypochlorite, effective January 1st, 2008. Arkema Group explains this decision by the increase of raw materials, energy and rise of transport tariff important for this type of commodity product. Sodium Hypochlorite is widely used for drinking ...


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