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LANXESS has combined the activities of the former Rhein Chemie and Functional Chemicals business units with the specialties business of the previous Rubber Chemicals business unit, to form the new Rhein Chemie Additives business unit.
“The merged businesses are not only optimally adapted to meet customers’ needs, they also complement each other perfectly. We stand for tailor-made solutions, top technical know-how and the ultimate in additives expertise,” says Anno Borkowsky, Head of the Rhein Chemie Additives Business Unit. “We develop, produce and market additives, phosphorus chemicals and specialty chemicals and service products for the worldwide rubber, lubricants and plastics industries. We also manufacture organic and inorganic colourants. Our high-quality products improve the processability of materials and give the finished articles the desired properties,” he says, talking about the core business.
Rhein Chemie Additives is divided up into four areas (Plastic Additives Business, Rubber Additives Business, Lubricant Additives Business and Colorant Additives Business) and operates an international production network with sites in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. “With our own laboratories and technical competence centres in all parts of the world, we can respond quickly and flexibly to the needs of our customers and develop and test individual formulations on the spot,” adds Borkowsky.
Through this merger, the company says it offers customers an even broader range of high-quality additives and applications technology expertise. According to Borkowsky, Rhein Chemie Additives’ good global orientation is opening up a wealth of new growth prospects in many business areas and further strengthening the company’s competitive position.
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