LANXESS is a leader in specialty chemicals and operates in all important global markets. In 2011, the company, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, achieved sales of EUR 8.8 billion. With its extensive portfolio, it focuses on premium business. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of plastics, rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it supports its customers in developing and implementing made-to-measure system solutions. In these areas, which are at the very heart of the chemical industry, LANXESS has core expertise in the form of chemical and application-related know-how, flexible asset management and customer proximity.