The Semi-Crystalline Products business unit of LANXESS has been honored as the best supplier of high-performance plastics. It was recently presented with the “2011 Global Supplier Award” from MANN+HUMMEL. The Ludwigsburg-based filtration specialist honors its best suppliers with the prize in recognition of their outstanding performance or achievements. “Besides our product quality and innovative capability, our delivery reliability and flexibility were also singled out for praise. Thanks in part to our production facilities throughout the world, we were able to ensure the reliable supply of material to our partners at all times, even under complex logistical conditions and tight deadlines,” said Egbert von Platen, Head of Marketing and Distribution, including for the Europe region, at Semi-Crystalline Products.
MANN+HUMMEL holds its suppliers to the highest of standards. Among the company’s expectations for its suppliers are professional cost management, supply chain management and project management, a high degree of flexibility, sustainability, innovative capability and an international presence. LANXESS supplies MANN+HUMMEL with tailored Durethan polyamides, which are used in the fabrication of a wide range of plastic oil modules, fuel filter housings and oil filter wrenches, for example.
Durethan and the polybutylene terephthalate Pocan are manufactured in every major economic region around the world. The LANXESS production network includes plants in Wuxi, China; Krefeld-Uerdingen and Hamm-Uentrop in Germany; and shortly also in Jhagadia, India. The specialty chemicals group is currently building a compounding facility with an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tons in Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S.A. This is scheduled to go on stream at the end of 2012.
The SCP business unit is part of the LANXESS Performance Polymers segment, which posted sales in fiscal 2010 of 3.782 billion euros. It is headed by Dr. Michael Zobel.
LANXESS (lanxess.com) is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2010 and currently around 16,100 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 47 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.