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LANXESS Selects Matexion as Distributor of Butadiene Rubber

LANXESS Corporation announced today that it has named Matexion a distributor for the company’s performance butadiene rubber (BR) products effective April 1, 2011.

Butadiene rubber, with key properties including resistance to aging, excellent abrasion resistance and high resilience, is used in a variety of applications for everyday use, including tires, golf balls, high impact polystyrene (HIPS) and conveyer belts.  

According to the distribution agreement, Matexion will be responsible for the management of all less-than-truckload sales of LANXESS BR products in Canada. The agreement will expand the already extensive portfolio of polymers Matexion supplies to the rubber industries.  Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Matexion will be a valued addition to our current distributor portfolio.  We look forward to working with them to provide the best customer service to our Canadian clients," said Tim Rae, Vice President of PBR Marketing for the Americas Region.


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.8 billion in 2011 and currently around 16,800 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 49 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 sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.

Leverkusen,      2012

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