Performance Chemicals

Market Position


LANXESS’s Performance Chemicals segment combines all the Group’s application-oriented activities in the field of process and functional chemicals. With strong brands, we rank among the world’s leading producers. For example, we hold a leadership position in the field of organic colorants for plastics. Our major strengths include a global sales and service network, outstanding product quality, high innovative capability and patent protection for our company’s technologies.

Business Units


  • Material Protection Products (MPP)
  • Inorganic Pigments (IPG)
  • Functional Chemicals (FCC)
  • Leather (LEA)
  • Rhein Chemie (RCH)
  • Rubber Chemicals (RUC)
  • Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) 1)


1) Until March 31, 2013: Ion Exchange Resins

Performance Indicators
       
€ million 2012 2013 Change %
       
Sales 2,203 2,132 (3.2)
Proportion of Group sales 24.2% 25.7%  
EBITDA 1) 281 231 (17.8)
EBITDA margin 1) 12.8% 10.8%  
Cash outflows for capital expenditures 135 111 (17.8)
Employees (as of Dec. 31) 6,031 5,837 (3.2)
1) Pre exceptionals