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High Performance Materials

Plastics with growth potential

Durethan® and Pocan® are plastic materials on the rise, offering outstanding potential for growth and innovation. They also make a strong contribution to our High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit.

Thanks to our efficient production facilities and intensive product and application development, we are one of the most competitive providers in the field. The production of Durethan® and Pocan® is further supported by our manufacture of strategically relevant intermediate products. Our facilities in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Hamm-Uentrop and Antwerp, among the largest of their kind, produce caprolactam, polyamide 6, polybutylene terephthalate and glass fibers on world scale assets.

The most important brands & products

  • Durethan®, engineering plastics based on polyamide 6 and 66
  • Pocan®, engineering plastics based on polybutylene terephthalate and blends
  • Tepex®, custom-made thermoplastic composites. Glass fiber assortment as reinforcements for plastics
  • Caprolactam, ammonium sulfate

Partner for lightweighting

With the acquisition of Bond-Laminates GmbH the business unit High Performance Materials enlarged its product portfolio as a leading supplier of lightweight materials for large-scale production. Bond-Laminates GmbH is based in Brilon, Germany, and specializes in developing and producing custom-made plastic composite sheets that are reinforced with materials such as glass fibers. This composite technology is sold under the brand Tepex®.

By means of in-mold forming and compression molding these thermoplastic composite materials are particularly suited for mass production of advanced components for the automotive industry.The sports and electronics industries represent the other key customer markets alongside automotive. Tepex® lightweight technology can be found, for example, in footwear, snowboarding helmets, break levers in bicycles, loudspeaker diaphragms and the housings of electrical products. LANXESS will expand the automotive business and will further develop products for the sports and electronics industries.

Industries and areas of application

  • Durethan®: for use in the automotive and electrical/ electronics industries as well as construction
  • Pocan®: for use in the electrical/ electronics and automotive industries as well as medicine, sports and recreation
  • Tepex®: for use in the automotive, sports and consumer electronics industries

If you want to find out more about High Performance Materials, visit the website of this business unit or contact one of our representatives in Germany, Belgium, the USA or China!