Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is presenting its comprehensive product portfolio for the coatings industry at Stand 7-137 under the motto “Pigments + Protection.”
chemicals company LANXESS is presenting its comprehensive product portfolio for
the coatings industry at Stand 7-137 under the
motto “Pigments + Protection.” Stand manager, Dr. Volker Schneider, who is head
of the Competence Center Paint in LANXESS’ Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business
unit, explained, “The focus of LANXESS’ trade show presentation in Nuremberg is
on tailored specialties that enable our customers to adapt their formulations
precisely to the respective requirements in practice. We offer premium
products, sustainable processes, applications expertise and support with
The unique reds of IPG’s Bayferrox 100 line cover a very
broad range of hues, extending from a yellowish cast to a distinctly bluish
shade. The high grinding stability and consistency of color quality achieved in
the manufacture of these pigments is due to the Laux process. This method is
exemplary in its consistent use of the reaction heat generated during
synthesis. This heat is used for the production of steam and hot water for
further process steps. The result is a process that requires virtually no
external heat and whose energy efficiency is currently unsurpassed.
Alongside the red shades, LANXESS is also showcasing
high-performance iron oxide yellow pigments. The outstanding properties of the
yellow low-silking pigment Bayferrox 915 result from its unique particle
morphology. Since the pigment particles are virtually spherical, the “pigment
needles” do not point in the direction of the brush strokes, and the silking
effect is avoided. Thanks to its extremely small pigment particles that form
virtually no aggregates, micronized Bayferrox 3910 LV is particularly suitable
for highly filled low-viscosity pigment pastes.
The Functional Chemicals (FCC) business unit is showcasing
the Disflamoll and Levagard phosphorus-based halogen-free additives. The
special properties of these transparent flame retardants also enable them to be
used in paint and coatings as VOC-free solvents, viscosity depressants,
dispersion and wetting agents, or antifoams.
A growing trend on the biocide market is the use of
cost-efficient products that are effective against target organisms without
damaging the environment. The Preventol line of products from the Material
Protection Products (MPP) business unit includes an increasing number of
formulations containing no VOCs, formaldehyde or ingredients harmful to the environment.
LANXESS is presenting biocidal-active ingredients and biocide formulations for
a variety of applications, including wood-protection products, anti-fouling
systems and the conservation of paints, coatings or plasters.