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Lanxess Agrees to Sell 50% Stake in Arlanxeo to JV Partner Saudi Aramco

Lanxess AG recently announced that it signed an agreement on Aug. 8 to sell its 50 percent stake in Arlanxeo, a manufacturer of synthetic rubber, to state-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co. The German-based specialty chemicals manufacturer first established Arlanxeo in 2016 as a 50–50 joint venture with the Saudi firm, which is also known as Saudi Aramco. The sale is...

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Lanxess KK President Hideo Tsuji Comments on 2018 Plans, 2017 Results

Hideo Tsuji, president and CEO of Lanxess KK, held a press conference on April 17 to discuss the company’s plans and activities for fiscal 2018. Speaking at the event, Tsuji said that his company – which is the Japanese arm of German-based specialty chemicals manufacturer Lanxess AG – will provide lightweighting solutions for next-generation vehicles. This will include efforts in...

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Chloroprene Rubber Shortage Intensifies Worldwide, Affecting Japanese Firms

Chloroprene rubber (CR) is continuing to face a global shortage. Japanese CR manufacturers are already at their limit, holding down exports to prioritize domestic supply, while both producers and users of the product are struggling to navigate a situation where there are no expectations of a falloff in demand. A representative of one Japanese CR manufacturer has said that his...

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Lanxess Brings Chemistry Lab to Elementary Students as Part of Tohoku Recovery Plan

Lanxess KK recently held chemistry lab classes for elementary school students in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture. Looking to help with Tohoku’s recovery efforts in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, the Japanese wing of Lanxess AG included 25 local schoolchildren from first to sixth grade in the class, which it conducted over Aug. 18–19. Children in lower grades participated in a...

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Seiji Ozawa Conducts Lanxess-sponsored Classical Music Concert in Tokyo

The Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga (OICMA), directed by Seiji Ozawa and established with a founding grant and ongoing sponsorship from Lanxess KK, performed a concert on Aug. 1 at Hakuju Hall in Tokyo’s Shibuya-ku Ward. Established in 2011, OICMA’s mission is to train numerous stringed instrument performing artists by developing the talents of especially gifted young musicians from...

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Lanxess Extends Support for Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy

Lanxess’ Japanese subsidiary, Lanxess K.K., recently announced that it has extended its charitable grant to the Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga (OICMA) for one year, from January 2016 to December 2016. Established by famed conductor Seiji Ozawa in June 2011, OICMA was set up with the goal of providing talented young musicians from across Asia an opportunity to learn...

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