LEVERKUSEN, Germany/PITTSBURGH – LANXESS has acquired Verichem Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. The acquisition bolsters the company’s position in the U.S. material protection market and broadens its global biocide-manufacturing network.

LANXESS will gain access to a complementary portfolio of biocides, as well as active ingredients registered with the EPA. The products are used to protect coatings, adhesives, construction materials, and pulp and paper.