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Business

Business organization

The LANXESS Group is structured in three segments with, as of January 1, 2013, 14 business units. Each of these conducts its own operations and has global profit responsibility. In response to the growing significance of the global EPDM rubber business, we divided the Technical Rubber Products business unit in the Performance Polymers segment into two new units. The newly formed Keltan Elastomers business unit will focus exclusively on synthetic ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM). The remaining Technical Rubber Products portfolio has been renamed the High Performance Elastomers business unit. This change has had no impact on the reporting for fiscal 2012.

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 2013.

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
Technical Rubber Products1)
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
Wuxi, China
Applications Tires
Automotive
Electronics
Electrical engineering
Medical equipment
1) Since January 1, 2013: 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 consolidated our application-oriented specialty chemicals operations in the Performance Chemicals segment.

Performance Chemicals
   
Business units Material Protection Products
Inorganic Pigments
Functional Chemicals
Leather
Rhein Chemie
Rubber Chemicals
Ion Exchange Resins
Sites Bitterfeld, Brunsbüttel, Dormagen, Krefeld-Uerdingen, Leverkusen and Mannheim, Germany
Antwerp, Belgium
Branston, United Kingdom
Filago, Italy
Vilassar de Mar, Spain
Isithebe, Merebank, Newcastle and Rustenburg, South Africa
Burgettstown, Bushy Park, Chardon,
Burzaco, Merlo and Zárate, Argentina
Porto Feliz, Brazil
Qingdao, Shanghai, Tongling and Wuxi, China
Jhagadia, India
Toyohashi, Japan
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
 

Service

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