Durethan® and Pocan® are plastic materials on the rise, offering outstanding potential for growth and innovation. They also make a strong contribution to our High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit. Thanks to our efficient production facilities and intensive product and application development, we are one of the most competitive providers in the field. The production of Durethan® and Pocan® is further supported by our manufacture of strategically relevant intermediate products. Our facilities in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Hamm-Uentrop and Antwerp, among the largest of their kind, produce caprolactam, polyamide 6, polybutylene terephthalate and glass fibers on world scale assets.
The most important brands & products
Durethan®, engineering plastics based on polyamide 6 and 66 Pocan®, engineering plastics based on polybutylene terephthalate and blends Tepex®, custom-made thermoplastic composites. Glass fiber assortment as reinforcements for plastics Caprolactam, ammonium sulfate
Partner for lightweighting
With the acquisition of Bond-Laminates GmbH the business unit High Performance Materials enlarged its product portfolio as a leading supplier of lightweight materials for large-scale production. Bond-Laminates GmbH is based in Brilon, Germany, and specializes in developing and producing custom-made plastic composite sheets that are reinforced with materials such as glass fibers. This composite technology is sold under the brand Tepex®. By means of in-mold forming and compression molding these thermoplastic composite materials are particularly suited for mass production of advanced components for the automotive industry.The sports and electronics industries represent the other key customer markets alongside automotive. Tepex® lightweight technology can be found, for example, in footwear, snowboarding helmets, break levers in bicycles, loudspeaker diaphragms and the housings of electrical products. LANXESS will expand the automotive business and will further develop products for the sports and electronics industries.
Industries and areas of application
Durethan®: for use in the automotive and electrical/ electronics industries as well as construction Pocan®: for use in the electrical/ electronics and automotive industries as well as medicine, sports and recreation Tepex®: for use in the automotive, sports and consumer electronics industries
LANXESS is a leader in specialty chemicals and operates in all important global markets. In 2012, the company, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, achieved sales of EUR 9.1 billion.
With its extensive portfolio, it focuses on premium business. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of plastics, rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it supports its customers in developing and implementing made-to-measure system solutions. In these areas, which are at the very heart of the chemical industry, LANXESS has core expertise in the form of chemical and application-related know-how, flexible asset management and customer proximity. Our aim is, through innovative products, optimized processes and new ideas, to generate added value for the customers and the company.
Many forces combine at LANXESS's 49 sites worldwide to produce the optimal result. This applies both to the products and processes themselves and to the roughly 17,200 employees in 31 countries that are responsible for the company’s day-to-day business. LANXESS is treading the path that is inherent in its name: Combined from the French verb “lancer” meaning to thrust forward and the English noun “success”, LANXESS represents the determined will to achieve and the readiness to embrace continual change.
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In all its activities around the world, the Group subscribes to the principle of sustainable development: Sustainability is the basis of every action at LANXESS, and we consider environmental compatibility and social responsibility to be of equal importance.