Business

Business organization

The LANXESS Group is structured in three segments which, since January 1, 2013, comprise 14 business units. Each of these conducts its own operations and has global profit responsibility. We divided the Technical Rubber Products business unit in the Performance Polymers segment into two new units. The newly formed Keltan Elastomers business unit focuses exclusively on ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM). The remaining Technical Rubber Products portfolio was renamed the High Performance Elastomers business unit. In the second quarter of 2013, the Ion Exchange Resins business unit in the Performance Chemicals segment changed its name to Liquid Purification Technologies. This underscores the significant expansion of the product portfolio to include membrane filtration technology for reverse osmosis.

Group functions and service companies assigned to them support our business units by providing financial, legal, technical and other centralized services. Complementing this global alignment of the business units and group functions, the country organizations ensure the necessary proximity to markets and provide the organizational infrastructure required.

At the present time, we do not plan to make any other material changes to the legal or organizational structures described above in fiscal 2014.

The segments in brief

We have combined our high-performance synthetic rubber and high-tech plastics manufacturing activities in the Performance Polymers segment.

Performance Polymers
 
Business Units Butyl Rubber
Performance Butadiene Rubbers
Keltan Elastomers 1)
High Performance Elastomers 1)
High Performance Materials
Sites Brilon, Dormagen, Hamm-Uentrop, Krefeld-Uerdingen, Leverkusen and Marl, Germany
Antwerp and Zwijndrecht, Belgium
Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands
La Wantzenau and Port Jérôme, France
Sarnia, Canada
Gastonia and Orange, U.S.A.
Cabo, Duque de Caxias and Triunfo, Brazil
Nantong and Wuxi, China
Jhagadia, India
Singapore
Applications Tires
Automotive
Electronics
Electrical engineering
Medical equipment
1) Effective January 1, 2013, Technical Rubber Products was divided into Keltan Elastomers and High Performance Elastomers.

The business activities that LANXESS combines in its Advanced Intermediates segment make it one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial chemical intermediates and a key player in the custom synthesis and manufacturing of chemical precursors and specialty active ingredients.

Advanced Intermediates
 
Business Units Advanced Industrial Intermediates
Saltigo
Sites Brunsbüttel, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen and Leverkusen, Germany
Baytown, U.S.A.
Liyang, China
Nagda, India
Applications Agrochemicals
Automotive
Construction
Dyestuffs
Coatings
Pharmaceuticals
 

We have combined our application-oriented process and functional chemicals operations in the Performance Chemicals segment.

Performance Chemicals
 
Business Units Material Protection Products
Inorganic Pigments
Functional Chemicals
Leather
Rhein Chemie
Rubber Chemicals
Liquid Purification Technologies 1)
Sites Bitterfeld, Brunsbüttel, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen, Leverkusen and Mannheim, Germany
Epierre, France
Antwerp, Belgium
Branston, United Kingdom
Filago, Italy
Lipetsk, Russia
Vilassar de Mar, Spain
Merebank, Newcastle and Rustenburg, South Africa
Burgettstown, Bushy Park, Chardon, Greensboro, Little Rock and Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
Porto Feliz, Brazil
Burzaco, Merlo and Zárate, Argentina
Changzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai and Wuxi, China
Jhagadia, India
Toyohashi, Japan
Singapore
Sydney, Australia
Applications Disinfection
Protection and preservation of wood, construction materials, coatings and foodstuffs
Color pigments
Polymer additives
Leather processing products
Tire chemicals
Water treatment products
1) Until March 31, 2013: Ion Exchange Resins