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LANXESS appearing at Bauma 2007 trade fair in Munich

Published on 2007-02-22. Author : SpecialChem

Leverkusen -- The LANXESS chemicals groups is appearing at the Bauma 2007 construction machinery and equipment trade fair in Munich, Germany. The LANXESS presence at the fair revolves around its line of inorganic pigments for the coloration of construction materials, their metering and the associated technical service. The high-tinting-strength products of the Bayferrox® and Chrome Oxide Green lines are used to impart attractive and enduring color to construction materials such as cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concrete components and concrete roofing tiles and pavers. The extraordinarily lightfast and weather-stable products, available in powder, compact pigment and granule forms, are distinguished by their high quality and simple and environmentally compatible processing. To round off its offering, LANXESS is sharing the stand in Munich with its sales partner, Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH, which is presenting its range of products and services.

With the addition of Bayferrox® 360, a premium iron oxide black, to the range of powder products for the coloration of construction materials, it is now possible to create blue-black shades. Compared to conventional iron oxide black powder pigments, Bayferrox® 360 has a much stronger blue undertone and significantly greater tinting strength. The products are distinguished by their high quality and simple, environmentally compatible processing.

At the fore of the Inorganic Pigments business unit's presence at the fair are the new Bayferrox® G Premium pigments. In construction materials, the granules produce shades with significantly higher saturation and greater brilliance. With Bayferrox® VP LXS 5241 (black), Bayferrox® VP LXS 5242 (red) and Bayferrox® VP LXS 5243 (yellow), products for all common shades are available. The new specialty pigment Bayferrox® VP LXS 5241 has a significantly stronger blue undertone and greater tinting strength than previous black grades from LANXESS. The products' good flow characteristics greatly simplify transportation from the scale to the mixer.

LANXESS also offers Bayferrox® C compact pigments and Bayferrox® G granules, which are likewise available in the base colors red, yellow and black. Additive metering allows processors to mix the desired shade themselves. The advantages of additive metering for the construction materials industry are twofold: reduced costs due to simpler storage and greater flexibility to provide the colors requested by the customer.

The Competence Center Construction within the Inorganic Pigments business unit provides technical advice on questions of mixing and metering technology. LANXESS also offers a unique service: start-to-finish support for the purchase or lease of a metering unit, from unit planning to completion. This ranges from the initial planning steps to help with the selection of a competent equipment manufacturer and advice on financing of the unit.

Inorganic pigments from the Bayferrox® and Chrome Oxide Green lines are not only proven performers for the coloration of concrete, they also have a decades-long record of performance for the coloration of paints and coatings, plastic and paper, and when used as specialty pigments for toner and other applications. LANXESS produces approximately 300,000 tons of inorganic pigments each year at locations in Germany and other European countries, the U.S.A., Brazil, Australia and China.

The Inorganic Pigments business unit belongs to the Chemical Intermediates segment, which achieved total sales in 2005 of EUR 1.535 billion.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by LANXESS AG management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Source: LANXESS


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