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LANXESS at the American Coatings Show and Conference in Indianapolis, IN, April 11 – 14, 2016

Quality solutions for paints and coatings

Pittsburgh, PA – April 4, 2016 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS Corporation will present its products and technologies for the paints and coatings industry at the American Coatings Show and Conference taking place in Indianapolis from April 11 – 14.  At booth #2928, the company will feature its trusted brands of pigments and biocides for coloring and protecting premium paints and coatings materials. 


Welcome to new color spaces


A key highlight during the show will be the introduction of the innovative Bayferrox® New Red pigments range that is based on the development of an entirely new production process. The so-called Ningbo Process is being used for the first time at LANXESS’ new production facility in Ningbo, China, currently the most modern plant of its kind in the world. After celebrating the completion of construction work in November 2015, the synthesis production at the new site has started as planned in the first quarter of 2016.


LANXESS inorganic pigments represents a consistent combination of environmental responsibility, efficiency and quality.  In line with these objectives and based on the company’s 90 years of experience, LANXESS has once again set a milestone in the production of synthetic iron oxide pigments. The newly developed Ningbo Process allows unique and high-quality red iron oxide pigments – “New Reds” – to be manufactured in an environmentally friendly way.


As an extension of its proven Bayferrox® portfolio, LANXESS will be the only company in the world to cover the full spectrum of yellow-shaded reds for high-quality paints and coatings with its New Red pigments. That is because in addition to color space of classic Penniman and Copperas pigment types, the New Red product range will  also include pigments with higher red and yellow proportions than any other iron red oxide pigments currently commercially available, made possible by the innovative Ningbo Process technology. 


The new products and process will be discussed in detail during the American Coatings Conference in a presentation titled “As Red as Iron Oxide Red Can Be!” by Stephan Spiegelhauer, Coatings Technical Manager, on Monday, April 11, from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. 


Brilliant colorants for a wide range of applications


The LANXESS Rhein Chemie Additives (ADD) business unit will feature its Colorant Additives product portfolio, which includes pigment preparations for water-based paints, wood stains and inks from the Levanyl® and Levanox® ranges; high-performance pigments for automotive coatings from the Bayfast® range; Levaplast® phthalate-free pigment dispersions; and water-based dyes for inkjet and stationery inks within the Bayscript®, Nigrosin® and Specialties ranges. 


Long-lasting protection


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


MPP’s active ingredients and biocidal formulations are marketed under the Preventol® brand name.  As a result of several acquisitions over the years, additional brands have broadened the LANXESS Material Protection Products portfolio; Metasol®, Tektamer®, Biochek® and Azotech® are world-known brands that stand for quality and effectiveness. 


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.9 billion in 2015 and about 16,200 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 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.