Performance Polymers

Market Position


The Performance Polymers segment brings together all the activities of the LANXESS Group in the production of rubber and plastics. Our technologies give us a strong position in the global market. For example, LANXESS is among the leading manufacturers of butyl and polybutadiene rubber, used mainly for the production of car and truck tires. Our high-tech plastics Durethan® and Pocan® are strong brands with significant potential for growth and innovation in the field of lightweight automotive components.

Business Units

 

  • Butyl Rubber (BTR)
  • Performance Butadiene Rubbers (PBR)
  • Keltan Elastomers (KEL)1)
  • High Performance Elastomers (HPE)1)
  • High Performance Materials (HPM)


1) Since January 1, 2013

Performance Indicators
       
€ million 2012 2013 Change %
       
Sales 5,176 4,486 (13.3)
Proportion of Group sales 56.9% 54.1%  
EBITDA 1) 817 389 (52.4)
EBITDA margin 1) 15.8% 8.7%  
Cash outflows for capital expenditures 434 385 (11.3)
Employees (as of Dec. 31) 5,348 5,379 0.6
1) Pre exceptionals.