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LANXESS at BAUMA 2019: showcasing BAYFERROX 303T, a pigment that helps reducing the "Urban heat island effect
STRONG PARTNER FOR COLORING CONCRETE LANXESS at the bauma 2019 in Munich, April 8 to 14, 2019, Hall... B1, booth 124 Extensive pigment expertise in modern concrete applications Sustainable building with Bayferrox iron oxide pigments Cologne – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be showcasing its extensive pigment portfolio for coloring of construction materials together with distributor Harold Scholz & Co. GmbH at the bauma in Munich from April 8 to 14, 2019. It is the largest international meeting place and most important multiplier for the industry. Here, LANXESS will showcase its product solutions for sustainable building and its expertise in coloring concrete products. The company’s Inorganic Pigments business unit (IPG) is the world’s largest manufacturer of iron oxides and one of the leading producers of inorganic pigments based on chromium oxides. The whole spectrum of pigment expertise For decades, Bayferrox iron oxide pigments have been used reliably in all types of concrete materials. However, in more recent years, there have been many advancements in concrete technology. “New types of concrete such as self-compacting or ultra-high performance concrete are based on complex formulations, the components of which must be perfectly matched to meet requirements. This must also be kept in mind when iron-oxide pigments are used,” says Oliver Fleschentraeger, Market Segment Manager Construction in the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit at LANXESS. LANXESS has extensive expertise in the production and handling of pigments as well as in the processing in concrete manufacturing. To continue to provide superior support for the technological development of its customers in the future, the company has invested around 1 million Euro in the further modernization of its application laboratories for construction materials at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site in Germany and at Starpointe Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, in the USA. “The technical service offering comprises extensive analyses regarding the colorimetric and physical pigment characteristics as well as their influence on concrete properties and rheological characteristics in customer-specific applications, which can be simulated under laboratory conditions,” explains Fleschentraeger. “In addition, we collaborate closely with raw material producers, equipment manufacturers, architects and universities in order to provide the best service for our customers,” continues Fleschentraeger. High quality – and sustainable Bayferrox iron oxide pigments also support the requirements of sustainable building and improve the classification of construction materials manufactured in resource-preserving processes through rating systems such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council). As a result, LANXESS is the only pigment producer in the world to be SCS-certified. The Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. (SCS), a renowned independent certification company, has confirmed the large proportion of recycled raw materials in the production process for LANXESS iron oxide pigments. “This provides the ideal basis for our customers to develop, manufacture and successfully sell sustainable construction materials worldwide,” says Fleschentraeger. Reducing urban heat generation LANXESS pigments are also perfect solutions to the challenges of urban rebirth. More and more large cities are developing into heat islands with negative effects on health, well-being and climate. The “urban heat island effect” is mainly driven by the high number of enclosed and developed metropolitan areas. Reflective surface materials – especially when used on roofs – can help to counter this effect. With Bayferrox 303 T, LANXESS is offering a unique black pigment for coloring concrete roofing tiles. Compared with conventional black pigments, it reflects 20 percent more of the sun’s infrared radiation. This means that the roofing tiles absorb less heat and have a surface temperature that is up to 8 °C lower. This results in a lower temperature inside the building, which improves the indoor climate and reduces energy consumption for air conditioning. This pigment type is also SCS-certified, and has a positive effect on the LEED scoring. You can find more detailed information about LANXESS products used for concrete coloring on the website at Forward-Looking Statements This company release contains certain forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions, expectations and views of the company or cited from third party sources. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause the actual results, financial position, development or performance of LANXESS AG to differ materially from the estimations expressed or implied herein. LANXESS AG does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecast developments. No representation or warranty (expressed or implied) is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, any information, estimates, targets and opinions, contained herein, and no liability whatsoever is accepted as to any errors, omissions or misstatements contained herein, and accordingly, no representative of LANXESS AG or any of its affiliated companies or any of such person's officers, directors or employees accept any liability whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from the use of this document. LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.2 billion in 2018. The company currently has about 15,400 employees in 33 countries and is represented at 60 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.
Europe TiO2 prices could stabilise in Q2 on ample supply, seasonal demand pick-up
LONDON (ICIS)--A largely well covered market and seasonal demand expectations could stabilise titanium dioxide (TiO2) second-quarter contract prices. The stability would come following recent quarterly prices drops, although pulls in either direction are also being mooted. Discussions are yet to start in earnest, although they are expected to get underway shortly on the sidelines of the main European coatings industry event in Nuremberg, Germany, next week. Demand is expected to pick up seasonally in the second quarter which, together with waning import competition from China amid a firmer price initiative there, could help stabilise European prices. Chemours’ so-called Value Stabilisation Contract strategy could also support a stable price sentiment in the second quarter, although there has been some recent buyer resistance to this in Europe, based on starting point and recent market related reasons. European TiO2 contract prices in Europe fell sharply over three consecutive quarters to the first quarter of 2019, driven by muted activity and lengthy supply. While the market is sufficiently covered in most cases, supply is less plentiful when compared to late 2018 or early 2019. There has been talk over the past few weeks of lower supply flexibility for chloride-based TiO2 from certain suppliers and for certain grades due to demand or agreement type differences, among other factors. As a result, double digit to low triple digit rises are being mooted in certain cases for spot and for the second quarter, although not officially confirmed. However, taking into account talk of producers’ disciplined output rates over recent months and if demand picks up seasonally and the economy is supportive of this, then a stable, if not firmer, tendency is likely to gain momentum during the coming months. Demand into the main downstream paints and coatings sector is relatively solid for the time being, with the seasonal pick-up expected to get underway from March and through the second quarter, weather and economy permitting. Activity from the downstream plastics packaging sector is also faring relatively well, while the paper laminate sector is depressed year on year, possibly amid economic and political uncertainties. By contrast, there may be some instances where slight reductions may be possible in the second quarter due to residual effects of lower-than-expected demand in the first quarter of 2019 and some recent inventory builds. European TiO2 Q1 contract prices were assessed at €2.55-2.80/kg, down by 0.10-0.14/KG from the previous quarter.
Muttenz, March 7, 2019 – Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, through it...s ColorWorks design & technology centers, is joining three Italian companies during Milan Design Week 2019 to help introduce designers and brand owners to the exciting world of color. Every year, Milan Design Week attracts almost half a million visitors to the city to share ideas and explore the new frontiers of design in all markets. This year’s event takes place 9 – 14 April. Materioteca, Milan, Italy, a non-profit organization created to promote, disseminate and develop knowledge of the performance, capabilities and application methods of man-made materials, is the creator of an exhibit in the Zona Tortona, the most dynamic design district in the city. The other partners are: Radicifil, a Synthetic Fibers Company, member of Radici Group, Casnigo, Italy, a global leader in production of synthetic carpet yarns, and Brado, Treviso, Italy, a developer and manufacturer of unique, colorful seating designs, widely exported, many of which are made mostly or entirely of plastics. In the exhibit, the 8th edition of Fuori di Design, visitors will be invited to an immersive visual experience built around the five colors of ‘care-LESS,’ one of the trend themes from ColorForward 2020, the 14th edition of Clariant’s annual color forecasting guide for plastics. Diana Castiglione, one of the founders of Materioteca, commented that “Milan Design Week is something extraordinary. It allows us to have a fruitful exchange with some of the thousands of creative people attending the fair, inspiring and encouraging them to interpret ColorForward’s trend into plastic products and prototypes.” Enrico Biasibetti, Digital Manager for Brado, agrees that Milan Design Week is ...(STORY CONTINUES ON LINK BELOW)
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