PITTSBURGH – Effective August 1, 2015, the U.S. legal entity Rhein Chemie Corp. has merged into its parent LANXESS Corp. as the business unit Rhein Chemie Additives. The merger is part of the previously announced LANXESS Group-wide restructuring program, “Let’s LANXESS Again,” initiated in 2014, that resulted in the merging of several business units.

The Rhein Chemie Additives business unit, which came into existence on January 1, 2015, is the combination of the former LANXESS Functional Chemicals business unit, the former Rhein Chemie business and the former LANXESS Rubber Chemicals business unit’s specialty chemicals product line.

The Rhein Chemie Additives business unit develops, manufactures and distributes additives and services for polymer and specialty chemicals processors.