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Additives

The LANXESS Additives business unit comprises a broad portfolio of lubricant products, phosphorus and brominated flame retardants, plastisizers and bromine performance products. 

Our lubricant product portfolio offers synthetic base fluids, lubricant additives, additive packages and formulated lubricants, used in a wide range of applications and industries including: automotive, marine, aviation and defense and industrial applications such as metal working, power generation, refrigeration, mining & construction, primary metals and food processing. Another key focus of the business are flame retardant additives, plasticizers as well as various phosphorus and bromine derivatives. In particular, due to their high effectiveness, bromine-based flame retardants are often used in the construction industry, as well as in the electronics industry. Our Phosphorus-based flame retardants offer highly efficient fire protection and other advantages like easy processability or high elasticity. Under the trade names LEVAGARD, DISFLAMOLL and Reofos LANXESS offers a wide range of products for PU  and PVC systems that are used to manufacture extremely flame-retardant articles for fire stop applications.

To serve our customers’ needs, the LANXESS Additives business unit is globally organized with manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities in all regions of the world.

The Additives business unit consists of three business lines

  • Plastics Additives Business
  • Lubricant Additives Business
  • Bromine Solutions


Plastics Additives Business

The high-quality additives and finishing chemicals in the Plastics Additives Business Line improve the processability of ingredients and the properties of  end products. 

 

  • Adimoll®, Mesamoll®, Triacetin, Ultramoll®, Unimoll® and Uniplex (specialty plasticizers for polymer processing)
  • Disflamoll® and Levagard® Reofos (phosphorus-based flame retardants)
  • Mersolat® (polymerization emulsifier)
  • Stabaxol® (hydrolysis stabilizers)
  • Addonyl® (additives and catalysts for cast nylon)
  • Addocat® catalysts, Addolink® crosslinkers and Addovat® stabilizers (for the production of polyurethane rigid and flexible foams)

Plastics Additives’ product portfolio also offers solutions for water treatment and products for the manufacturing of agricultural products. 

  • Bayhibit® (phosphonates for water treatment)
  • Baypure® (biodegradable dispersing and complexing agents)

 

Phosphorus chlorides and phosphorus oxides are the raw materials for chemical synthesis in the production of flame retardants as well as pesticide and pharmaceutical ingredients.

Lubricant Additives Business 

The Lubricant Additives Business offers  products for all kinds of lubrication solutions. From synthetic base fluids, to single additives to additive packages, our high performance products lubricate all kinds of engines, machinery and transportation equipment. Under the brand names Additin®, LOBASE, HIBASE, Naugalube and Durad the Lubricant Additives business offers a comprehensive product line of additives and additive packages for industrial lubricants and greases. The brands Hatcol and Synton stand for high performance synthetic base fluids, while Reolube hydraulic fluids serve in specific applications, where not only good lubrication is mandatory, but also highest demands in terms of fire resistance are requested.

Our products enable customers to comply with increasingly demanding government-mandated emissions and fuel-economy standards. Whether used  to protect engines and drivetrains  from wear and tear or to extend the life of machinery operating at high temperatures, our products are specifically developed to fulfill the highest demanding specifications  and performance standards while bringing environmental benefits to our customers and their downstream users.

Additives for the lubricants industry:

  • Additin® EP - high-pressure additives
  • Additin® AW - anti-wear additives
  • Additin® CI - anti-corrosion additives
  • Additin® WM - water-miscible additives
  • Additin® AO - antioxidants
  • Additin® PA - additive packages
  • Additin® SP - specialty products
  • HATCOL® Synthetic esters
  • LOBASE® and HYBASE detergents
  • Naugalube® Antioxidants
  • Reolube® Fire resistant Hydraulic Fluids
  • SYNTON® PAOs & HATCOL® Esters
  • DURAD® Anti-wear Additives

 

Bromine Solutions

The Bromine Solutions business is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bromine, bromine intermediates and brominated flame retardants. With access to large concentrated bromine reserves and ongoing investment in our bromine production facilities and ISO tank fleet, the Bromine Solutions business is a leading global supplier of bromine and bromine derivatives.

Bromine and bromine based intermediates serve as building blocks for producing highly complex molecules that meet specific performance, environmental and quality requirements. Bromine and its intermediates are utilized in many applications including flame retardants, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, butyl rubber, polymers and biocides.  

Product Segments

Bromine and Hydrobromic Acid - Precursors for Flame Retardants, Agrochemicals, Fine Chemicals, Dyes, Pharmaceuticals, High Performance Rubbers, PTA, Mercury Control, Plasma Etching and Biocides.

Alkyl Bromides – Precursors and additives for Surface Active Agents, Biocides, Specialty Intermediates, Viscosity Modifiers, Fine Chemicals, Agrochemicals, Biocides, Fumigants, Pharmaceuticals and Scavenger for lead in gasoline.

Registered Brands

  • Meth-O-Gas® – Fumigant Products
  • Terr-O-Gas® – Fumigant Products


Inorganic Bromides
– Precursors and Additives Photography, Food Preservation, Road Treatment, Freezing Mixtures, High Performance Rubber, Mercury Control, Fine Chemicals, and Process Fluids for Oil and Gas Production.


Registered Brands


GeoBrom® - Mercury Control Products


Brominated Flame Retardants – Flame Retardants for Electronics and Electrical Applications, Building and Construction Applications as well as Specialty Fabric Coatings.

Registered Brands

  • Emerald Innovation® – Improved Sustainability Flame Retardant Solutions
  • Firemaster® – Flame Retardant Solutions for Electronics and Construction


Other Brands

  • PDBS-80™ - Poly (dibromostyrene)
  • PHT4™
  • PHT4 Diol™
  • DP-45™
  • BC-52™ & BC-58™ - Carbonate Oligomers
  • BA-59P™ - Tetrabromobisphenol A, “TBBA”
  • PH-73FF™ - Tribromophenol. “TBP”

Antimony – Flame Retardant Synergists and Smoke Suppressants.

Registered Brands

  • Antimony Oxides – TMS®, TMS-HP®, Timonox®, Fireshield®, Thermoguard®, Trutint®, Microfine®
  • Sodium Antimonate – Pyrobloc®


Other Brands

  • Ultrafine™ - Antimony Trioxide