LEVERKUSEN, Germany/DUBAI – German specialty chemicals group LANXESS has founded a dedicated company for the Middle East, LANXESS Middle East GmbH, headquartered in Dubai.

LANXESS currently supplies customers in the Middle East primarily with specialty chemicals, color pigments for the construction industry, and high-tech plastics and rubbers.

Managing Director of the new company is Elie Saad. Saad previously held various positions in the LANXESS group. His most recent function was as head of the global polymer additives business in the Functional Chemicals business unit.