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.
|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|
|La Wantzenau and Port Jérôme, France|
|Gastonia and Orange, U.S.A.|
|Cabo, Duque de Caxias and Triunfo, Brazil|
|Nantong and Wuxi, China|
|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.
|Business Units||Advanced Industrial Intermediates|
|Sites||Brunsbüttel, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen and Leverkusen, Germany|
We have combined our application-oriented process and functional chemicals operations in the Performance Chemicals segment.
|Business Units||Material Protection Products|
|Liquid Purification Technologies 1)|
|Sites||Bitterfeld, Brunsbüttel, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen, Leverkusen and Mannheim, Germany|
|Branston, United Kingdom|
|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|
|Protection and preservation of wood, construction materials, coatings and foodstuffs|
|Leather processing products|
|Water treatment products|
|1) Until March 31, 2013: Ion Exchange Resins|