LANXESS presents pigments for construction industry in Eastern Europe

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) November 19, 2009 -- The Inorganic Pigments business unit (IPG) of the LANXESS AG specialty chemicals group is participating in the ICCX 2009 (International Concrete Conference & Exhibition) in St. Petersburg, Russia, from December 8–10, 2009. One of the world's leading manufacturers of synthetic iron oxides, the business unit is presenting its comprehensive array of services for the concrete industry. The product portfolio includes various supply forms of the Bayferrox and Chrome Oxide Green lines of inorganic pigments. The products are distinguished by their high quality and simple, standards-compliant and environmentally compatible processing.

Decision-makers, manufacturers and processors from the construction materials industry value the ICCX as a forum where experts from throughout the world present the latest trends and technologies in the fields of concrete processing and prefab construction. A strong, steady rise in the number of exhibitors and visitors since its debut five years ago has established the international event as an important industry gathering in Eastern Europe.

The high-tinting-strength products of the Bayferrox and Chrome Oxide Green lines impart attractive color to construction materials such as cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concrete components and concrete roofing tiles and pavers. The lightfast and weather-stable products, available in powder, compact pigment and granule forms, are distinguished by their high quality and simple and environmentally compatible processing.

The LANXESS subsidiaries ensure customer proximity, service and presence around the globe. The Competence Center Construction in Krefeld, Germany, and technical support organizations throughout the world provide additional customer support.

“Colored Concrete Works” is a global initiative established by IPG dedicated to colored architectural concrete. A series of prestigious case studies impressively demonstrate how Bayferrox pigments can be used in the 21st century to add beauty and value to architectural objects. Additional information is available at The Inorganic Pigments business unit belongs to the LANXESS Performance Chemicals segment, which achieved total sales in fiscal 2008 of EUR 1.93 billion.

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LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.58 billion in 2008 and currently around 14,600 employees in 23 countries. The company is represented at 46 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.

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