Get to know LANXESS
LANXESS was spun off from the pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant Bayer in 2004. The name LANXESS is derived from the French word ‘lancer’ (to go forward), and the English word ‘success’. Success through progress, then, or progress is a form of success. It depends on how you look at it.
With more than 14,000 employees worldwide, LANXESS aims to be the market leader for the production of innovative specialist chemicals. At the Lillo site in Antwerp, caprolactam – a pre-product for manufacturing plastics – and polyamide are produced. In Kallo (Beveren), LANXESS produces glass fibre, which is also used in plastics, and rubber chemicals. The high-quality plastics from LANXESS are used mainly in the automotive and electronics industries. For example, they make cars lighter by replacing metal parts with high-tech plastics. As a result, cars weigh less and therefore consume less energy or fuel.