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Bio-based raw materials in chemical products - it's a matter of sustainable origin

Around 20 per cent oil can be extracted from soybeans, of which only 4 per cent is used for industrial purposes.


Using additives for targeted optimization of lubricant performance

Each additive fulfils a specific function. From protecting against oxidation and wear to cleaning or preventing contamination in the lubrication system and improving viscosity.


Cellulose fibres – our contribution to sustainable road construction!

The cellulose fibres processed into pellets are manufactured specifically for use in asphalt road construction and are free of bituminous or modifying additives.


Unique surfaces with sustainable fibres

When "scratching the surface" gains a new meaning.


The new Preventol®+ / Preventol® Pure+ product line from LANXESS MPP

New: increase the sustainability of formulas in three stages.


Titanates and Zirconates in Compounds

Silanes are very commonly used for coupling fillers with polymers. Yet, their range of applications is in fact very limited (e.g. ATH, MDH). 


Green and economically priced alternatives to AMP

CODIS™ 95 & CODIS™ BIO are powerful amines.


Iron oxide – from classic to speciality!

Economic and technical advantages thanks to high quality alternatives to leading iron oxide producers.


Sustainable raw materials in Performance Chemicals

A comparison of various approaches, and how HOBUM offers added value with biobased raw materials.


"Cool Roofing" with expanded hollow microspheres

Highly elastic, sun-reflecting coatings with expanded hollow microspheres.


Polyols from renewable raw materials: powerful and environmentally friendly

These polyols are based on a wide variety of vegetable oils, modified and tailored to the respective application.


IMPAHEAT — High performance pigments

High-temperature coatings are needed to protect all kinds of metal surfaces against oxidation over very long times.