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LANXESS to showcase expanded portfolio for paints and coatings industry at the 2018 American Coatings Show

  • New generation of iron oxide red pigments now on the market
  • LANXESS now with Urethanes Systems portfolio
  • Presentation on in-can microbial protection of water-based paints, April 11, 10:00 a.m.

Pittsburgh, PA – February 20, 2018– Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will present an expanded offering of products and services for the paints and coatings industry at the 2018 American Coatings Show and Conference taking place in Indianapolis from April 9 – 12.  Three business units – Inorganic Pigments, Material Protection Products, and Urethane Systems – will come together in booth #2928 to present their portfolios which include high performance pigments, biocides, and now urethane materials for a range of applications in paints and coatings. 


New generation of iron oxide red pigments on the market


LANXESS Inorganic Pigments (IPG) is introducing its new product range of red iron oxide pigments.  The new grades, Bayferrox® 510, Bayferrox TP 5278 and Bayferrox TP 5279, satisfy demand for more yellow-shade red pigments.  At the same time, they are produced by the Ningbo process, a uniquely sustainable manufacturing method based on patented technology, that meets the most stringent environmental standards.


Performance-wise, the new red grades meet the high standards of the well-known Bayferrox brand and provide unique benefits for paints and coatings producers.  Some of those product characteristics include high chromaticity and tinting strength; good optical appearance with respect to gloss and haze; and optimized milling parameters for easy dispersability even at low shear energy input.  Additionally, the Ningbo process significantly reduces the residual, water-soluble salt content of the pigments, making them suitable for corrosion-resistant coatings.


New Business Unit: Urethanes Systems


With the 2017 acquisition of Chemtura Corporation, LANXESS is now a leading global supplier of urethane systems for a range of applications.  At the American Coatings Show, the new LANXESS Urethanes Systems (URE) business unit will be highlighting its portfolio of Witcobond® polyurethane dispersions, Fomrez® polyester polyols, and Trixene® urethane prepolymers for the paints and coatings industry. 


Water-based polyurethane dispersions from the Witcobond line provide a full range of polymer properties in terms of toughness, hardness, flexibility, weatherability and overall durability for industrial coatings, leather and textile coatings and finishes, and plastic coatings.  Additionally, they enable formulators to comply with increasingly demanding regulations on VOC, effluents and other potentially harmful components.   


Fomrez polyester polyols lend themselves to surface and substrate protection in coatings, and aid in pigment dispersion and durability in paints.  Trixene (solvent-borne and water-borne) blocked isocyanates are used as crosslinkers designed for one-component factory applied heat-cured coatings. 


Microbiological protection for paints with a long shelf life


As one of the leading manufacturers of biocidal active ingredients and biocide formulations, the LANXESS Material Protection Products (MPP) business unit will feature its comprehensive range of Preventol® biocides for the paints and coatings industry, proven to enhance in-can preservation and extend dry-film protection.  The preservatives help protect wood coatings, emulsion paints, coatings and plasters from microbial attack. 


The need for in-can preservation for water-based paints, driven by the demand for lower VOC products, will be highlighted during The American Coatings Conference in a presentation given by Cecilia McGough, Technical Marketing Manager, on Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m.  The presentation, entitled ”Evaluation of Waterbased Paint to Optimize Microbial Protection” will address the challenges formulators face when selecting the correct biocide system in water-based paints, as well as examine the different types of biocides for preventing microbial growth in-can. 


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.7 billion in 2016 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 74 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.


Forward-Looking Statements This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.


Bayferrox® is a registered trademark of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft Corporation


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