LANXESS’ Rhein Chemie business unit has opened a new production facility at the Porto Feliz site in Brazil. There, Rhein Chemie produces Rhenoshape high-performance curing bladders, which are used in tire manufacture.
Rhein Chemie, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, grew its global sales in fiscal 2012 to EUR 344 million, a slight increase over the previous year (EUR 332 million).
Under the motto “Focusing on efficiency. For a world in motion.” Rhein Chemie is presenting its expanded portfolio of custom solutions for tire manufacturers at the Tire Technology Expo in Cologne, from February 5 - 7, 2013.
In an effort to strenghthen its position as a premium supplier to the tire industry, Rhein Chemie acquired Tire Curing Bladders, LLC (TCB) – a leading manufacturer of bladders for the tire industry earlier this year. On October 1, 2012, as part of the integration process, Tire Curing Bladders, LLC was renamed Rhein Chemie Little Rock (RCLR).
At the International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC) taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, from September 18 to 20, 2012, Rhein Chemie Corporation will present its quality portfolio for the tire industry (Booth 428). The ITEC is an important international event for experts that focus on topical issues related to tire technology and manufacture. High-performance curing bladders will be the centerpiece of Rhein Chemie Corporation's exhibition stand at ITEC
Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH has been honored for its commitment to sustainable production processes. In this year's Responsible Care competition held by the Baden-Wuerttemberg branch of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) the company won first prize for an innovative process for recovering phenol from mixed wastewater streams generated in the manufacture of a plastics additive.
Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, is increasing the price for its ADDITIN lubricant oil additives by an average of 8.0 percent effective August 15, 2012.