New Mobility, Urbanization and Digitalization
Preview of Lanxess´ K 2019 Innovations
Lanxess will be focusing primarily on the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization. Six business units – High Performance Materials, Urethane Systems, Polymer Additives, Rhein Chemie, Inorganic Pigments and Advanced Industrial Intermediates – will be showcasing their products.
The High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit will be presenting new products relating to electric mobility. New HPM materials include orange, heat-stabilized compounds for high-voltage applications, materials that prevent electrical corrosion upon contact with live metal parts, and halogen-free, flame-retardant materials for components such as battery cell holders and cover plates.
The Urethane Systems business unit will be focusing on its low free (LF) technology. This is used to formulate polyurethane (PU) prepolymers that contain less than 0.1 percent by weight of free isocyanate and fulfil the very strict industrial hygiene requirements.
The Polymer Additives (PLA) business unit will be presenting two flame retardants for rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam that have achieved exceptional results in fire tests in line with ISO 11925-2 – the oligomeric Levagard 2000 and the reactive Levagard 2100.
The Rhein Chemie business unit will be showcasing new aramid-fibre-reinforced masterbatches from the Rhenogran P91-40 series for manufacturing heat-resistant, durable and abrasion-resistant silicone items.
The Inorganic Pigments business unit will be presenting a black pigment that reflects the infrared portion of sunlight 20 percent more effectively than conventional black pigments. Plastic roofs and facades offer a wealth of potential for use in reducing temperatures inside buildings.
“Innovative mobility solutions and modern urban concepts are currently being developed worldwide. These are important growth areas for us and our customers. We are constantly developing sustainable material solutions and technologies for this purpose and are also focusing on new possibilities for digitalization” – Hubert Fink, member of the Lanxess Board of Managment