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2011-10-13

Rhein Chemie to open North American Technology Center

The Lubricant Oil Additive (LOA) division of Rhein Chemie Corporation announced today that it will extend its global technology network by establishing a North American Technology Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.  The laboratory will be headed by Simon Morton, Rhein Chemie’s Technical Manager for the Americas, and is expected to be complete by January 2012.  The Center, which will be a cornerstone in the development of next generation lubricant additives, will also offer fluid testing, analysis and trouble-shooting for Rhein Chemie customers.  Rhein Chemie will now have regional LOA technology centers in China and the U.S., anchored by the Global Technology Center in Mannheim, Germany.


“This decision further strengthens our commitment to the lubricant industry in North America,” said Michael Assaf, Director of Lubricant Oil Additives for North America.  Mr. Assaf added that, “Rhein Chemie is a technology leader in the lubricant additive industry, and it makes perfect sense that we increase our presence in this important market.”


Rhein Chemie’s lubricant additives include corrosion inhibitors, sulfur based extreme pressure agents, antiwear agents, packages and additives for greases, hydraulic oils, gear oils and metalworking fluids, which are sold under the ADDITIN® brand.


About LANXESS

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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About Rhien Chemie

Rhein Chemie is a chemicals company which has had a successful track record in customized additives and service products stretching back over 100 years. The approximately 850-strong workforce produces and sells products for various sectors of the rubber, lubricant, plastics, and polyurethane industries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Mannheim-Rheinau,
Germany and has subsidiaries and production facilities in Europe, Asia and North and South America. Rhein Chemie is a wholly owned subsidiary of LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany.

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