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2018-08-21

LANXESS at the All China Leather Exhibition 2018, Shanghai New International Expo Centre, hall 2, booth E03

Innovative solutions for the leather industry

  • Minimizing odors in cars with leather equipment
  • Protection against yeast and fungi
  • Latest leather trends

Cologne – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be presenting its new developments and innovative solutions for the leather industry at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai, China, from August 29 to 31, 2018. At booth E03 in hall 2 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the Leather business unit will showcase its range of chemicals for the production of leather for the footwear, apparel, furniture and automotive industries. These include chemicals for the beamhouse process, mineral and synthetic tanning agents, preservatives, retanning agents, fatliquors, dyes and numerous finishing products.

Innovative leather chemistry

Among other things, the focus of this year’s trade fair will be on air quality in the interiors of cars with leather equipment. To this end, the company is holding a seminar for trade visitors on August 30 from 12:00 to 13:30 in hall E2, room M20. Dr. Volker Rabe, head of Technical Product Management for Tanning Technology at LANXESS, will present the latest findings on VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and the minimization of odors from leather vehicle components. At the LANXESS stand, interested parties can gain an impression of the effective handling of such odors by means of tests.

Another focus is the protection of leather intermediates against yeasts and fungi. Dr. Dietrich Tegtmeyer, who is responsible at LANXESS for the global development of crusting and leather industry relations, provides an update on preservation with OPP (ortho-phenylphenol), one of the most sustainable biocides in the leather industry.

Latest leather trends

The LANXESS Leather business unit will also present the latest trends in colors and haptics for footwear and leather goods with numerous leather exhibits. Detailed information on LANXESS’s products and services for the leather industry can be found at www.leather.lanxess.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017 and about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 74 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

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