Aerospace & Military
Aerospace & military applications require the highest level of performance, quality and reliability in the most demanding environments. LANXESS offers a broad portfolio of Urethane Prepolymers, Curatives, Polyols, Intermediates and Catalysts to meet these needs.
The agricultural market has turned more and more to solutions which extend the life of costly metal components and eliminate product damage during the harvesting process. LANXESS offers a broad portfolio of versatile and reliable Urethane systems. Our ADIPRENE® and VIBRATHANE® PU systems improve your part lifetime by providing excellent abrasion and cut and tear resistance. Cast urethane products are much lighter than metal products, making the final components easier to handle.
In today's automotive industry, polyurethane technology improves durability, fuel-efficiency, design flexibility and manufacturing processes. Lighter weight parts, higher quality, lower costs, reduced emissions and fewer volatile organic compounds (VOC) are key industry drivers.
LANXESS's products are used in a wide range of Coatings, Adhesives, Elastomeric components and Foams for automotive applications.
Whether new construction, retrofit or restoration there is a growing trend towards energy efficiency and increased durability, resulting in reduced maintenance, resistance to natural disasters and safer, healthier places to live and work. Our products provide value by extending the life of roofing and paving components and by preserving wood and concrete.
Industrial & Mechanical Goods
LANXESS's ADIPRENE® and VIBRATHANE® product range for the industrial and mechanical goods market offers PU systems with a very wide spectrum of properties such as toughness, elasticity, rigidity, softness, chemical resistance, high abrasion and weatherproofing.
Leather, Textiles & Fibers
Electricity is the life blood of developed economies. This industry is in transition to not only contribute to expand the grid to cover developing regions, but to do so in a way that improves air quality. This means a move towards nuclear, gas and renewable energy sources (e.g., wind and hydroelectric). LANXESS offers a broad portfolio of lubricant components and select finished fluids to help increase the efficiency, reliability and safety of power generation operations, from electrohydraulic control systems and motor-operated valves to gas and steam turbines and wind turbine gearboxes.
Urethanes are widely used in marine applications because of their hydrolytic stability, UV stability, wet properties retention, versatility, strong resistance to the growth of algae and fungus, non-marking properties and the ability to be buoyant. LANXESS offers a range of ADIPRENE® and VIBRATHANE® urethane systems which meet all of the stated requirements.
LANXESS offers a portfolio of ADIPRENE® and VIBRATHANE® PU systems suitable for metals. The applications within the world of metal manufacturing benefit from the properties offered by LANXESS's urethane elastomers such as cut and tear resistance, abrasion resistance, heat and chemical resistance.
LANXESS offers a range of PU systems which yield a wide spectrum of polyurethane elastomer solutions able to meet the extremely high demands of the mining industry. ADIPRENE® and VIBRATHANE® products enable the manufacture of polyurethane elastomer components with exceptional abrasion resistance and hydrolytic stability. These systems are cost-effective solutions in comparison to rubber.
Oil & Gas
The demanding oil and gas industry requires products that are designed for use in extreme and harsh environments. LANXESS offers a wide range of reliable and innovative solutions that extend the life of our customers' products in these harsh environments. We partner globally with processors, OEMs and end-users in terms of material recommendations, material processing and innovative solutions to suit their high performance demands.
Paper & Printing
The manufacture of paper is highly technical due to the year-on-year increase of speeds, pressures, flexing and high temperature water resistance. Components such as rolls, de-watering and shoe-press belts are typical components within the paper industry whereupon LANXESS offers excellent ADIPRENE® PU systems for the manufacture of the polyurethane elastomer components, including low free (LF) PPDI prepolymers that meet the most stringent demands.
Recreation & Consumer Goods
Polyurethane is an extremely versatile material that is utilized in numerous recreational products and consumer goods. In these sectors, typical applications for polyurethane systems would be bath and spa, sports equipment and leisure products. Polyurethane chemistry helps product manufacturers meet consumer demand for innovative, durable, beautiful and comfortable products.
Tires & Wheels
The wheel and tire industry requires high performance materials due to the stringent demands of the final applications. LANXESS has decades of experience in this market sector with strong technical capabilities which includes material characterization, design expertise, analytical testing and application performance testing.