LEVERKUSEN, Germany – The LANXESS specialty chemicals company has given its Basic Chemicals business unit a new name: Advanced Industrial Intermediates (AII). The new name establishes a direct link to the product portfolio, which includes advanced intermediates for numerous branches of industry. It also emphasizes the unit’s applied know-how in manufacturing and supply.

The Basic Chemicals business unit has repositioned itself in the last two years. It now focuses on the development of complex production processes and on technological expertise. Its main areas of activity are the agriculture, personal care, automotive, plastics and coatings industries.