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LANXESS showcases premium products and new technologies at India International Leather Fair (IILF) 2013

Complete range of sustainable, environmentally friendly and innovative chemicals from a single source

January 31, 2013, Chennai: German specialty chemicals company LANXESS is showcasing its products and systems for innovative shoe, furniture and automotive leather at the India International Leather Fair (IILF) taking place between Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2013 at Chennai Trade and Convention Centre. The focus is on the new modular finishing system UP for upholstery leather and on a new cationic finishing range. Furthermore, LANXESS will be presenting a comprehensive range of proven inorganic and synthetic tanning materials, preservatives, fatliquoring agents, dyestuffs, tanning and finishing products. Mr. Arun Janakiram, Head of the Leather business unit –at LANXESS India Private Limited, said on the occasion, “We understand the customer’s perspective, our offerings to customers cater to their needs of today and address the industries challenges of tomorrow”.

Less is more

The new UP (from “upholstery”) range enables leather manufacturers to satisfy the individual wishes of each customer without the need for complicated procedures. Finishes that are simple to formulate and easy to handle enable a wide range of different surface appearances and touches.

The innovative UP range consists of two compounds for base coats and four different top coat components to set the exact gloss level and surface touch required. As regards the two base coat compounds, Euderm Compact UP-SC is a general-purpose product that is especially suitable for full grain leathers, while Euderm Compact UP-E is the product of choice for corrected grain or embossed leathers. All the components of the UP range are NMP-free, simple to use, compatible and are environment-friendly.

Natural elegance

LANXESS is presenting a new cationic prebottom range for the production of soft, natural and elegant leather for shoes, handbags and garments. The particular advantage lies in the fact that these products are perfectly matched. Finishes with a variety of effects, high transparency and a natural feel can be achieved through the combination of various cationic polyurethane dispersions, waxes, oils and protein binders. When used together, these products offer very good hiding power for small to medium-size defects.

The LANXESS Leather business unit is one of the leading providers of system solutions for the leather industry, from chemicals for all stages of leather production to intensive on-site technical support and is one of the leading providers of system solutions for the leather industry, from chemicals for all stages of leather production to intensive on-site technical support.

For detailed information on LANXESS’ portfolio of leather chemicals, please visit:

The Leather business unit is part of LANXESS’ Performance Chemicals segment, which posted sales of EUR 2.13 billion in fiscal 2011.

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.

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LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.8 billion in 2011 and currently around 17,100 employees in 31 countries. The company is currently represented at 48 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good as well as the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

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