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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)
  • Ion Exchange Resins (ION)
Performance Indicators
€ million 2011 2012 Change %
Sales 2,130 2,203 3.4
Proportion of Group sales 24.2% 24.2%  
EBITDA1) 289 281 (2.8)
EBITDA margin1) 13.6% 12.8%  
Cash outflows for capital expenditures 112 135 20.5
Employees (as of Dec. 31) 5,819 6,031 3.6
1) Pre exceptionals


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