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LANXESS Corporation Signs Harwick Standard as Distributor of High Performance Elastomers

Pittsburgh, PA – April 29, 2015– LANXESS Corporation is expanding its distribution network with the addition of Harwick Standard Distribution Corporation for its High Performance Elastomers (HPE) products in the eastern United States, effective May 1, 2015. 


The agreement includes the following LANXESS HPE products:


·       Baymod® NBR

·       Baypren® CR

·       Keltan® EPDM

·       Krynac® NBR

·       Levamelt® EVM

·       Levapren® EVM

·       Perbunan® NBR

·       Therban® HNBR  


"Harwick has a long, successful history serving polymer-related industries, particularly in the sectors most relevant to our High Performance Elastomers, and we are looking forward to working together," said Michael Assaf, regional business head, NAFTA for High Performance Elastomers.


Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Harwick Standard has been servicing the raw material needs of the rubber, plastics, adhesives and coatings markets since 1932.  The company is a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors and is ISO 9001 certified.


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.0 billion in 2014 and about 16,600 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and DJSI Europe) and FTSE4Good.


Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by LANXESS AG management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.


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