LANXESS Corporation

The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

111 RIDC Park West Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 US

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Composite insert as a structural reinforcement for A-pillars
A Porsche structural A-pillar reduces weight and increases strength with a hybrid part combining thermoplastic composites, steel and structural foam.

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Plastic-metal hybrid auto structure named SPE Hall of Fame winner
The plastic-metal hybrid front end automotive structure, built by Ford Motor Co. with LANXESS glass fiber-filled PA6 resin, reduced costs and weight compared to all-steel structures.

Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics data added to CAMPUS database
The new data, which will be released in October, is the result of an ongoing material standardization and characterization effort led by German reinforced plastics company AVK.

LANXESS commissions two new production lines for Tepex thermoplastic composites
The 1,500-square-meter expansion to the Brilon, Germany facility increases production of the continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites by 50%.

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LANXESS thermoplastic composites used in Audi A8 rear seat shell
LANXESS rear seat shell showcases the company’s continuous-fiber-reinforced composites role in large-scale production of structural components for automotive. 

AZL OPTO-Light project for thermoplastic-overmolded thermoset composites parts

Thermoplastic overmolded thermosets, 2-minute cycle, one cell
Adhesive-free, functionalized hybrid composites enabled by industry-first, integrated molding cell.

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LANXESS expands production capacity for continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites
The company’s Tepex continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites are used in series applications in the automotive, consumer electronics and sports industries.

Hollow-profile hybrid (HPH) technology

Composite + metal: Hollow-profile hybrid technology
LANXESS extends plastic-metal hybrids to tubular structures.

Delivering the potential of thermoplastic composites
Why has the adoption of TPCs been slower than expected, and who is best placed to accelerate it?

Automotive part with Tepex

Tepex Dynalite backseat over 40% lighter than steel part
Continuous glass fiber layers designed to withstand bending and torsional stress.

Current state of the M&A and capital markets – sell, sell, SELL!!
Current market conditions suggest that 2017 should see sustained M&A activity, despite the 2016 reduction.

Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation
Automated production cells promise affordability and less risk in scaling up composites production, but are they really the path forward?

Slideshow of SPE ACCE 2015
A look at the 15th edition of SPE’s Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).

Thermoplastic composites feel the love at NPE2015
At NPE2015, some of the key players involved in thermoplastic composites exhibited a variety of solutions that are leading growth in new and emerging markets.

New thermoplastic work cell to test overmolding
Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates has a new work cell for demonstrating automated Tepex forming and overmolding for process development.

SPE ACCE report
Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?

CAMISMA’s car seat back: Hybrid composite for high volume
Recycled fibers, in-situ polymerized PA12 and steel inserts combined in one-shot process to cut weight 40 percent at competitive cost, cycle time and safety.

SPE ACCE 2014 report
Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?

Spare wheel well: Functional integration
Gas-assist injection molding enables one-piece, one-shot thermoplastic composite/metal hybrid.

SPE ACCE 2011: Growing again
The Society of Plastics Engineers’ 11th conference on automotive composites fields a top slate of speakers and attracts its largest crowd.

CNTs ride a rising tide of nanotech optimism
Dr. Louis Pilato offers facts, figures and comment on the growing utility of carbon nanotechnologies in composites applications.

Product Categories of LANXESS Corporation

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Nylon (polyamide)
    • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
  • Compounds
    • Thermoplastic, long fiber-reinforced (LFRT)
    • Thermoplastic, short fiber-reinforced
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Colorant, pigments
    • Flame/smoke-suppressant additives